Ravens cut Trevor Pryce, but he could be returning

The Baltimore Ravens have dumped veteran defensive lineman Trevor Pryce.

Pryce, a 14-year veteran, appeared in each of the team’s first three games.  He joined the Ravens in 2006 after being cut by the Broncos, and Pryce started 16 games in his first year with the Ravens.  He also started 16 games in 2008, and he appeared in all 16 games in 2009.

Per a league source, the Ravens made the move in order to create a roster spot for safety Ken Hamlin, who was cut earlier this month.  Pryce could return to the team as soon as next week.

Because the move comes on a Wednesday, Pryce already will receive his game check for Week Four.  Also, he’ll be entitled to take the balance of his $2 million salary, if he so chooses.  Pryce could even sign with a new team and take his termination pay from the Ravens, if he so chooses.

If the Ravens are indeed playing the 54-man roster trick by dumping Pryce and signing Hamlin, they apparently wanted to get Hamlin on board so that he could prepare for possible duty against the Steelers.

32 responses to “Ravens cut Trevor Pryce, but he could be returning

  1. Interesting to see how this works out.
    Why would the Ravens be adding a slow safety? Guess they arent happy with how Zbikowski has been playing back there? I can only assume thats what it means.

  2. Of course you would think that just because a player is cut they are playing the “54 man roster trick”.
    Mike Florio, failed attorney, PFT kingpin and failed conspiracy theorist!

  3. Cutting him after the pay date for week four just continues to show what a classy organization the Ravens are. Great football town.

  4. Signing Hamlin to the roster is not going to help the Ravens, you can’t stop Charlie. Hell, in true John Cena fashion, “you can’t SEE” C-Batch!!!

  5. In other news, Terrell Suggs was seen wearing a cast on his arm “just in case” he has a bad game against the Steelers this week.

  6. Florio is right. He’ll be back. He already cooperated by taking a $2 mil salary cut before the season. Now he has a dinged knee, so he would have been in on the inactive list this week regardless. But making a gentleman’s agreement to be terminated, with pay, with the understanding that he’ll be back, that frees up the roster spot. Hamlin is on-off depending on each week’s gameplan, until Reed returns.

  7. “Because the move comes on a Wednesday, Pryce already will receive his game check for Week Four. Also, he’ll be entitled to take the balance of his $2 million salary, if he so chooses. Pryce could even sign with a new team and take his termination pay from the Ravens, if he so chooses.”
    Funny. “If he so chooses”, why wouldn’t he so choose?

  8. Rybo says:
    September 29, 2010 10:59 AM
    A pittsburgh fanning quoting a professional wrestler. You ignorant fools just make it too easy.
    One.
    Two.
    Three.
    Four.
    Five.
    Six.
    And one this year will make seven.
    PS: What’s a “fanning” anyway?

  9. Sombody had to take the fall after giving up 144 yards to Cleveland’s second string running back.
    Just not sure how an aging safety that can’t tackle corrects the problem.

  10. @RavensFreak00
    I’m making an assumption here, but through your many years of Ravens fanhood have you learned to trust Ozzie yet?? He rarely steers us wrong and bottom line is that this is a business. Since we’re an an amazingly classy organization we made sure his game pay was guaranteed for this week. Settle down, all will be well.
    TP if you don’t come back, thanks for your awesome play, you’re a classy human being and a beast of a football player.

  11. @florio4prez
    I was pretty sure you guys (all Pittsburgh residents) couldn’t count past six, but there you go with that 15 lb brain of yours and end up proving me wrong.
    The mere thought of you calling a Super Bowl win at this point in the season is laughable and flat out western PA ignorance. First you need the record, then you need the luck to go along with it. Luck, i.e. keeping Mendenhall out of comatose when he meets Ray at the line and when Boldin truck sticks Polynesian Sauce and drops him off on Queer St.

  12. While I agree that both Trevor Pryce and Kelly Gregg look very OLD…
    What else do the Ravens have to play on their d-line? They have no depth there. If Terrence Cody can finally play… great. He’s not going to get to any QBs though. And I’m thinking if he DOES play, his durability will have him sitting on sideline sooner rather than later with either fatigue or more injuries.
    The thing that makes no sense about this move is who they filled the roster spot with. KEN HAMLIN? Ravens already cut him once this season. He’s not going to see the field. The Ravens secondary is NOT bad. It WAS when everyone thought back in the summer than Fabian Washington and Lardarius Webb would miss the first half of the season. They’re both playing now. And Ed Reed is due back in 3 more weeks. Where exactly is Hamlin going to play? In front of Zbikowski until Reed gets back seems like the only option. But I think that spot can be much better used with another d-lineman.

  13. 7? Awesome. Then Pittsburgh fans could brag about how the steelers have a championship for every tooth in their mouths.
    I retract my ‘ignorant’ statement, this guy can count and the other owns a John Cena poster. Can’t imagine how Pittsburgh’s economy ever fell apart….

  14. Ken Hamlin gets to take a piggey-back ride on Heath Miller’s back into the end-zone again?
    Two words – Awe-some!!

  15. longestlegs says:
    September 29, 2010 10:29 AM
    Cutting him after the pay date for week four just continues to show what a classy organization the Ravens are. Great football town.
    —————————————-
    This is an uneducated post. Did you even read the article? I’ll recap it for you…
    Because the move comes on a Wednesday, Pryce already will receive his game check for Week Four. Also, he’ll be entitled to take the balance of his $2 million salary, if he so chooses. Pryce could even sign with a new team and take his termination pay from the Ravens, if he so chooses.

  16. Whether Pryce is resigned by the Ravens or not, he gets his money. Is this really a bad move? Pryce’s stats through the first three games are NO solo tackles, and NO sacks. The team has young blood to step up.
    I like Trevor Pryce, but this is a business and the Steelers are on the schedule this week. No time to let sentiment get in the way of a goal.

  17. This is an uneducated post. Did you even read the article? I’ll recap it for you…
    Because the move comes on a Wednesday, Pryce already will receive his game check for Week Four. Also, he’ll be entitled to take the balance of his $2 million salary, if he so chooses. Pryce could even sign with a new team and take his termination pay from the Ravens, if he so chooses.
    —————-
    Oh I read it. I said they were classy for cutting him today and paying him. Versus cutting him yesterday and not paying him.
    Pretty simple stuff, as that was the only part I was commenting on.
    Your post was pointless.

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