Gash will return to Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with fullback Sam Gash, whom they expect to have in uniform by Monday, senior vice president of football operations Ozzie Newsome told Ravens Insider. The deal is expected to be a one year contract for the veteran minimum salary.

Alan Ricard, however, will start next week against Carolina, Newsome said. To make room for Gash, the Ravens cut 15 players, dropping the roster to 52.

Teams had to trim their rosters by Sunday. Gone are fullback Marvin Brown, tight end Jonathan Burrough, wide receivers Randy Hymes, Marc Lester and Kenyon Hambrick, guard Jim Jones, defensive tackles Salem Simon, Ben Williams and Omari Jordan, cornerbacks Jason Olford and Reggie Waddell, quarterback Wes Pate, offensive tackle Lawrence Smith and linebacker Rod Taylor.

But the Ravens roster probably won't stay like this. Newsome said the team will be looking for more talent on the waiver wire during the next several weeks and that a trade is very possible.

The most shocking of Friday's cuts is Pate, the only draft choice to be cut. That leaves punter Dave Zastidul as the Ravens emergency passe on game days.

The Ravens are also looking on the waiver wire for a fifth receiver that can play special teams. Hymes is likely to be added to the practice squad by Monday because of his size and athletic ability.


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