Ravens sign 7 to practice squad

Ravens sign 7 to practice squad
September 1, 2013, 3:15 pm
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Former Maryland tight end Matt Furstenburg didn't quite make the Ravens' 53-man roster, as he was among the final cuts, but he is back in the building as a member of the team's practice squad.

Furstenburg, former Gilman linebacker Brandon Copeland and five others who had previously been cut by the Ravens were signed to the team's practice squad. Each team can have eight practice squad players, and speculation is that the Ravens were hoping the eighth practice squad player would be running back Bobby Rainey. However, he was claimed by the Cleveland Browns after being among the Ravens' final cuts.

Joining Furstenburg and Copeland on the team's practice squad are offensive tackles J.J. Unga and Jordan Devey, center Reggie Stephens, defensive lineman Cody Larsen and safety Omar Brown. The practice squad players were back on the practice field on Sunday afternoon with the Ravens after signing contracts.

As members of the practice squad, these players will work out with the Ravens but are not on the active roster and not eligible to play in games. They can be promoted to the active roster at any time, or they can be claimed by another team at any time. But any team claiming a practice squad player must immediately put that player on the 53-man roster.