Report: Ravens claim safety Miles, cut Trawick

Report: Ravens claim safety Miles, cut Trawick
September 24, 2013, 9:30 am
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The  Ravens have claimed safety Jeromy Miles off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals, and in a corresponding roster move have cut safety Brynden Trawick, according to the Baltimore Sun. The Ravens have not made any announcement and wait until the player passes a physical to make such moves official.

Miles, 26, was in his fourth year with the Bengals after being originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Massachusetts. Miles began his collegiate career at Navy and played for the Mids for one season before transferring to UMass.

He was viewed as one of the Bengals top special teams players, with 35 special teams tackles in 38 games. Miles, though, has been slowed by a hamstring injury and had been released and brought back once already this season by the Bengals. He was released again because the Bengals needed to shore up their cornerback position.

A native of Voorhees, N.J., Miles appeared in all 16 games for the Bengals the past two seasons, with one start.

Trawick, an undrafted rookie out of Troy, made the Ravens original 53-man roster in what was seen as a major upset.

"He earned it," coach John Harbaugh said a couple of days after the roster was set. "He played really well on special teams. He proved himself as a big, physical presence on the field when he was out there."

But  in his first NFL game, Trawick made a major impact for all the wrong reasons. It was Trawick, working on the punt return team, who plowed into teammate Jacoby Jones and left Jones sidelined with a knee injury. Jones has missed the past two games and is expected to be out four to six weeks.

Then in the game Sunday at Denver, Trawick was whistled for a personal foul penalty on a Ravens punt.

In three games, Trawick made three special teams tackles, which was tied for most on the team.