Ravens Release QB Josh Johnson, Make Several Other Roster Moves 

Josh Johnson with Giants in 2017
Josh Johnson with Giants in 2017. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9027676an)

The Baltimore Ravens had an eventful Saturday, making a series of roster moves ahead of their Week 3 clash against the Indianapolis Colts.

Among the moves, the Ravens released veteran quarterback Josh Johnson, who served as backup to starter Lamar Jackson in the first two weeks of the 2023 season. This opens the way for Pro Bowler Tyler Huntley to step into the role of No. 2 QB.

Baltimore also addressed the lack of depth at the running back position after Justice Hill’s injury. The team elevated veterans Melvin Gordon and Kenyan Drake from the practice squad. The duo is expected to share the duties of backing up Gus Edwards, who is expected to start in the backfield in the Colts game.

Johnson, who has been in his third stint with the Ravens, isn’t subject to waivers. He will most likely return to the team next week as a practice squad addition.

Gordon, who has two Pro Bowl nods on his resume, spent the 2022 season with the Denver Broncos. He rushed for 318 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games.

Drake played 11 games with the Ravens in 2022, making five starts and rushing for 442 yards and three touchdowns. He spent time with the Colts during the 2023 preseason but didn’t make the 53-man cut, after which Baltimore re-signed him to their practice squad.

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