Ravens Designate RB Danny Woodhead To Return From IR, Cut WR Griff Whalen


The Ravens announced Tuesday that RB Danny Woodhead has returned to practice, which means he’s been designated as one of their two players to return from injured reserve.

  • Baltimore also Ravens promoted OL Maurquice Shakir to their active roster and released WR Griff Whalen.

This officially opens a three-week window of time for the Ravens to add him to their active roster or he’ll spend the duration of the 2017 season on injured reserve.

Woodhead was placed on injured reserve back in September after he suffered a hamstring injury.

Woodhead, 32, originally signed on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Chadron State back in 2008. He spent over two years in New York before signing on with the Patriots in 2010.

Woodhead finished out his three-year, $7.25 million contract with the Chargers, but his 2016 season, unfortunately, came to an end with him being placed on season-ending injured reserve back in September of last year with a torn ACL.

The Ravens signed him to a three-year, $8.8 million contract that included $3.25 million guaranteed and he’s set to make a base salary of $1 million for the 2017 season.

In 2017, Woodhead has appeared in one game for the Ravens and rushed for four yards on one carry and caught three passes for 33 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Whalen, 27, signed on with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford back in 2012. He spent f0ur years in Indianapolis before he was placed on injured reserve and later waived from the list back in January of last year.

The Dolphins later signed him to a contract only to cut him loose at the start of last season. Whalen had brief stints with the Chargers and Patriots last year. Whalen signed on with the Ravens this past July but was among their final roster cuts.

The Ravens re-signed him a few weeks ago.

In 2016, Whalen appeared in eight games and caught two passes for 22 yards receiving and no touchdowns for the Chargers.

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