Ravens cut three players

It's nearly time for the Baltimore Ravens' training camp, but three undrafted free agent offensive linemen won't be heading to Westminster. Late Wednesday afternoon, the club announced the release of Newel Matavao, a 6-foot-5, 355-pound rookie tackle from Northern State (S.D.), along with Damon Nivens, a 6-5, 301-pound first-year tackle allocated to NFL Europe's Amsterdam Admirals by the Ravens, and Jim Walker, a 6-foot-3, 292-pound rookie guard from Utah State.

It's nearly time for the Baltimore Ravens' training camp, but three undrafted free agent offensive linemen won't be heading to Westminster.
Late Wednesday afternoon, the club announced the release of Newel Matavao, a 6-foot-5, 355-pound rookie tackle from Northern State (S.D.), along with Damon Nivens, a 6-5, 301-pound first-year tackle allocated to NFL Europe's Amsterdam Admirals by the Ravens, and Jim Walker, a 6-foot-3, 292-pound rookie guard from Utah State.
Nivens had previous stints with the Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears.
The moves brought the Ravens' current roster to 77 players, and reduced the number of offensive lineman to nine.
Meanwhile, the Ravens' negotiators have 10 draft picks to sign.
First-round pick Ed Reed, the All-American safety from Miami (Fla.) and projected starter chosen with the 24th overall selection, said he has received an initial contract proposal from the club through his agent, Leigh Steinberg.
Several Ravens rookies, including second-round defensive lineman Anthony Weaver of Notre Dame, also said they were beginning to swap preliminary offers and expect to consummate deals soon.
"Camp is right around the corner," said Reed, who will report to the team hotel in Westminster on July 25 with practice sessions beginning the next morning at McDaniel College. "I hope it happens by next week. Leigh knows I want to get the business done right away so I can play football."
Note: Beginning this morning, the team will start the process of relocating their equipment from their Owings Mills' training complex to Westminster.

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