Two of the more difficult roster moves that the Ravens had to make today were deciding on a kicker and figuring out of they wanted to keep two quarterbacks or go with three.
In the end, the Ravens went with Billy Cundiff as their kicker over Shayne Graham.
Graham has a better track record, but Cundiff outperformed him throughout camp and the preseason and won the job.
"First, congratulations to Billy," head coach John Harbaugh said. "He won a great competition, and he earned this spot. We've talked about this the entire preseason: Both Billy and Shayne rose to the occasion and performed at high levels.
"We know Shayne will kick in the league, but we feel very good about the decision to go with Billy."
The Ravens said all throughout camp that they would keep the best 53 players on their team. Apparently, they did not view quarterback Troy Smith as one of their 53 best.
Smith's tenure in Baltimore is over, as the Ravens cut him today.
"The competition to make our team was very heated, and we decided to keep a position player rather than a third quarterback," GM Ozzie Newsome said. "We have a number of young guys who made our team who have tremendous upside, plus they can help us win this year. We've gone with two quarterbacks before."
The last time the Ravens went with two quarterbacks was 2006.