Ravens sign fan favorite Bynes to practice squad

After promoting undrafted free agent linebacker Chavis Williams from the practice squad to their active roster last weekend, the Ravens signed another undrafted free agent linebacker to take Williams’ place on the eight-man developmental unit.

Enter Josh Bynes, a rookie out of Auburn who was with the Ravens during training camp.

The Ravens signed Bynes to their practice squad earlier today, reuniting the 22-year-old with a fan base that seemed to be pulling for him to at least make the practice squad out of camp following a six-tackle, two-sack performance in Baltimore’s preseason finale.

“(It feels) real good,” Bynes said. “I’m familiar with the system. I saw some of the defensive plays go up and it started to come back to me.”

Bynes had a tryout with the Texans after getting let go by Baltimore, but that was the extent of his interest from other NFL teams.

He says he had been staying in shape and waiting for a call, one which came from the Ravens this week.

“It’s been real tough,” Bynes said. “At the same time, (I’ve) just been mainly working out every day, sometimes twice a day. Just staying in shape some way, form or fashion.”

As a member of the practice squad, Byrnes obviously won’t be able to play on Sundays, but he can take part in practices and film sessions as if he was a part of the active roster.

It’s essentially another tryout of sorts for Bynes, who hopes to stick around Baltimore in his second shot with the organization.

“I’m excited to be back,” Bynes said. “I never wanted to leave, but I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity I have now that I’m here. Just go with it. I loved being around these guys the six, eight weeks I was here, whatever it was. I love the system, I love everything about it, and I don’t want to be nowhere else. I’m here now and I’m going to try to stay here.”

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