Ravens cut RB Parmele, TE Drew (LaQuan Williams hanging around)

The deadline for today’s roster cuts isn’t until 6 p.m., but a lot of movement has already taken place.

The Ravens have released veteran running back Jalen Parmele and tight end Davon Drew, and have also cut undrafted rookie center Tim Barnes.

Parmele posted the news of his release on Twitter, while the agents for Drew and Barnes announced their clients have been cut.

With Parmele’s release, we can safely award rookie Anthony Allen the Ravens’ No. 3 running back job. Allen, a seventh-round pick out of Georgia Tech, had a strong camp, and his potential and physical style of running won out over Parmele’s experience and special teams ability.

Drew’s release indicates that if the Ravens go with three tight ends on their active roster, veteran Kris Wilson has secured a spot. Wilson had clearly overcome Drew on the tight end depth chart the last couple weeks, and unless the Ravens opt to go with Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta as their lone tight ends, Wilson should be safe.

Barnes, a Missouri product, is a candidate for the practice squad, assuming he clears waivers.

If you’re planning on being away from the computer for parts of today (and for my sake I hope you will be, since I’ll be attached to mine throughout the day) you can follow news of the Ravens’ roster cuts a number of ways.

As always, you can check in here at MASNsports.com; you can also follow me on Twitter, where I’ll have updates and analysis of all roster moves; and you can subscribe to our text message alert system by texting RAVENS to 29292.

We’ve got you covered on all three platforms today. Should be an interesting ride.

UPDATE: Yet again, the Ravens have found an undrafted free agent who will have a chance to contribute once the regular season rolls around.

Wide receiver LaQuan Williams, who played his college ball locally at Maryland, has made the Ravens’ 53-man roster. Williams made the announcement on Twitter.

The 6-foot, 200-lb. wideout came out of nowhere and put together a very strong camp. For now, he will serve as the Ravens’ sixth wide receiver, and could contribute on special teams right away.

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