Heisman winner Troy Smith survives Ravens' final cuts

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith made the Baltimore Ravens' final roster Saturday as the team's third-string quarterback.

The former Ohio State star was not among the 20 players released as the defending AFC North champions cut the roster down to the mandatory 53-man limit.

Related news:
» Cuts roundup

Among the notable cuts were former starting wide receiver Clarence Moore; offensive guard Brian Rimpf; running back Cory Ross, who led the Ravens in rushing this preseason; and cornerback Evan Oglesby.

Since arriving at training camp, Smith has impressed his teammates with his attitude, work ethic and arm strength while struggling with his accuracy and decision-making. Smith completed 11 of 18 passes for 86 yards in a 13-10 loss Friday night to the Atlanta Falcons to conclude the preseason, but was sacked four times and intercepted once.

Smith signed a three-year contract in July that included a $105,000 signing bonus.

"I've got to continue to be the first one there and the last one to leave, and I will continue to do that," Smith said.

The Ravens also cut defensive tackles Anthony Bryant and Keyonta Marshall; wide receivers Romby Bryant, Damien Linson and Matt Willis; defensive tackle Atiyyah Ellison; linebackers Jamar Enzor, Joe Martin and Ryan Riddle; offensive tackles Mike Kracalik and Chris Pino; guard Ikechuku Ndukwe; defensive end Bill Swancutt; tight ends Kendrick Ballantyne and Marcus Freeman; and cornerback Willie Gaston,

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

See all the Action

Replay every game all season.