Ravens cut lineman, hold workout

The Baltimore Ravens released rookie offensive guard Lance Clelland on Wednesday, letting go of a former Northwestern player with local ties from McDonough High School. Because of the lack of depth and increasing amount of injuries along the defensive front, the Ravens worked out two defensive linemen on Wednesday afternoon, including Ben Williams, a former University of Minnesota player. The Ravens didn't immediately announce a signing

The club is down to only a few healthy defensive linemen.

Starting nose guard Kelly Gregg is shifting to left end for Friday night's preseason opener against the Detroit Lions in Anthony Weaver's absence due to a high ankle sprain.

Also, defensive end Michael McCrary is still on the physically unable to perform list, leaving the Ravens with Marques Douglas at right end, undrafted rookie Maake Komoeatu starting at nose guard and unknowns like Omari Jordan and Salem Simon in relief.

The rest of the defensive linemen in camp after Robert Malone's release last week are Josh McKibben and Nathan Bolling for a total of just seven healthy bodies at this critical position for the 3-4 defense.


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