Shiancoe, Berry, Harewood, Streeter among Ravens' first cuts

The Ravens announced their first round of cuts among a slew of roster moves Sunday, parting ways with 12 players, placing another on injured reserve and signing one.

The biggest standout among those removed from the roster was tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, an 11-year veteran out of Morgan State who signed early in training camp. Shiancoe was clearly deemed repetitive since the signing of Dallas Clark, a more accomplished possession receiver at tight end.

Also waived were tailback Damien Berry, wideout Rashaad Carter, offensive lineman Jack Cornell, linebacker Bryan Hall, offensive lineman Ramon Harewood, cornerback Moe Lee, tackle David Mims, defensive end Will Pericak, wideout Gerrard Sheppard, wideout Tommy Streeter and linebacker Meshak Williams.

Streeter, Berry, Harewood and Hall were perhaps the highest-profile players cut loose. Streeter has shown flashes of ability in the past, but fell way behind in a deep competition at receiver.

The Ravens also placed linebacker Adrian Hamilton on season-ending injured reserve with a wrist injury. Hamilton appeared in two games last year.

Also, with Tyrod Taylor a question mark for Thursday's preseason finale because of a possible concussion, the team re-signed former Notre Dame and Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist today. Crist has already been signed and released by the Ravens once this year.