Ravens dump Oniel Cousins, eight others

Teams aren’t required to cut to 80 players until Tuesday.  But once teams get their third preseason games in the books, there’s no reason to keep the extra guys around.

The Ravens, who played the Redskins Thursday night, have made their cuts.  The biggest name was tackle Oniel Cousins, a third-round draft choice in 2008, who appeared in every game last season — and who started the first two preseason games in 2011.

Tight end Jonathan Stupar got the boot, too.  He spent his first three seasons with the Bills, appearing in 16 games last year with three starts.

Also gone are receiver Justin Harper, a seventh-round pick in 2008, and defensive tackle Cornerll Banks, center Ryan Bartholomew, tackle Brady Bond, receiver Rodney Bradley, linebacker Anthony Leon, tight end Jonathan Stupar, receiver Terrell Zachery.