Schesler: Owen Wright came to life in the fourth quarter, as the main character on a touchdown drive early in the fourth quarter. He had a 38-yard run, caught a pass to reach the 5-yard line, and finished the drive with a touchdown drive. Wright capitalized on his heavy workload. Projected, impressed, and finally made a plea for a job in Sept. If not in Baltimore, somewhere.
NFL.com Michael Baca: “Running back Owen Wright might have earned a spot on the list with 89 yards and a TD on just 12 carries.”
It would be a surprise to see Wright make the Ravens’ 53-man roster with fellow undrafted rookie Keaton Mitchell also in the running, but making the coaching staff is also quite an accomplishment.
near-unanimity among the 53-man roster’s predictions
Going into the season, the Ravens had a few roster battles worth pulling between the role of #2 quarterback, starting left guard, and depth at wide receiver and cornerback. After a few additions, a few short-term injuries, and a full training camp, there seems to be a near consensus among members of the media as to who the Ravens will be on their 53-man roster.
Tyler Huntley on Josh Johnson at QB2
Hensley: “There is a question mark over the No. 2 quarterback job even though Huntley was clearly better than Johnson. But the Ravens had been looking to upgrade the backup job throughout the offseason and didn’t rule out Johnson winning the competition after a solid showing in their second preseason game. “
Schaffer: “Huntley, who is still restricted with a hamstring injury, was just an observer in training last week. His athleticism and accuracy – plus the two weeks he needs to get him healthy for the first week – could give him the edge in the 37-year-old Johnson , who followed up the lights out game against the Washington Commanders with another great start (6-for-9, 95 yards and a touchdown).
Walker: “The 37-year-old, who’s 14th in the NFL, came into training camp a long way from making the roster and his chances may still not be great. But he gave Harbaugh something to think about.” When it comes to “at least the practice squad,” he went 6-for-9 for 95 yards and a touchdown at the end of the pre-season. Afterwards, Harbaugh spoke about the tenacity and resilience the veteran quarterback has shown in his bid to fight for a spot.
Hensley: “Mitchell, an undrafted rookie from East Carolina, really impressed with his speed and showed a lot of potential for the future. Two-time former Pro Bowl quarterback Melvin Gordon III will start the season on the practice squad and serve as pro insurance for Dobbins and Edwards.”
Shaffer: “Mitchell returned from a minor shoulder injury Monday to participate in both training sessions last week, but was ruled out for Saturday’s game. Even if the undrafted free agent is just a supplement, his cheap rookie contract could be an asset; among the highlights A player for the Ravens, Hill was only signed after this season.
Walker: “Mitchell trained last week after returning from a minor shoulder injury but didn’t play on Saturday, though he did dress for the game and was on special teams and occasionally in the backfield in the first two preseason games. That probably bodes well for the rookie free agent.” The uncut swift is from East Carolina, which comes cheap, too.
Hensley: “Wallace has held on to the final receiver spot with a solid start to the season.”
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