Ravens Add Defensive Line Help

The Baltimore Ravens have received DT/DE Christo Bilukidi off waivers and to make room on the roster for him they have cut RB Fitzgerald Toussaint. The Ravens had only five defensive linemen listed on the roster as DE Brent Urban, DE Kapron Lewis-Moore are on the IR list and DT Jamie Meder is on the practice squad. Toussaint was added to the 53 man roster only after the Ravens had cut CB Derek Cox. He was behind Justin Forsett, Bernard Pierce, and Lorenzo Taliaferro.

Bilukidi is listed at 6’5” 320lbs and has played two seasons in the NFL. He was drafted in the 6th round by the Oakland Raiders in 2012, played in 13 games and recorded 8 tackles. He was released during the 2013 season and then was signed by the Bengals and recorded 5 tackles and 1 sack on the season. He holds the career sack record at Georgia State University and was the college’s first player to be drafted into the NFL.

The Ravens have gotten into the habit of making frequent substitutions on the line to help keep their big men fresh. Having a versatile player like Bilikudi for depth is a bonus. He has the right size and could see limited reps behind the likes of DeAngelo Tyson, Chris Canty, Haloti Ngata, Timmy Jernigan, and Brandon Williams. This may be some insurance in case Terrence Cody is unable to return from the PUP list later this year.

UPDATE: The Ravens have re-signed RB Fitzgerald Toussaint to the practice squad.


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