Ravens release Brightful, Hunter and Johnson

OWINGS MILLS -- The Baltimore Ravens placed Pro Bowl outside linebacker Peter Boulware on the physically unable to perform list, meaning he will not be able to practice with the team until the sixth week of the season.

Boulware's knee injury hasn't allowed him to practice after undergoing surgery in the offseason.

The Ravens haven't made their final roster cuts, but released three draft picks in return specialist Lamont Brightful, who lost a competition with undrafted rookie B.J. Sams, cornerback Javin Hunter and wide receiver Ron Johnson. Offensive tackle Eric Dumas, tight end Nick Eller, cornerback Rashad Holman, linebacker Brandon Rager and safety Dave Revill were released, too.

The Ravens have until Sunday to make their final roster cuts to get down to 53 players, meaning nine players will be released. The battle for the final roster spot will be waged between quarterback Josh Harris, receiver Clarence Moore and defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin.

It's possible the roster moves might not be announced until Monday, though.

Offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden, who sprained his medial collateral ligament Thursday, termed himself "50-50" for the opener against the Cleveland Browns.

Wide receiver Devard Darling said he'll learn Monday whether he'll be placed on injured reserve because of a nagging quadriceps injury that's a strain, not a partial tear.

He said an MRI showed fluid in the muscle, but was surprised that IR is a possibility for him.

Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times.

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