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Ravens cut Visanthe Shiancoe

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When veteran tight end Visanthe Shiancoe signed with the Ravens, just a day after starting tight end Dennis Pitta went down, it appeared to be a good fit.

But it wasn’t. The Ravens announced on Sunday that they have released Shiancoe.

The 33-year-old Shiancoe had a solid career with the Giants and Vikings, but he may have reached the end of the line. Last season he played just four games for the Patriots and never caught a pass, and now he’s on the street again.

The Ravens have also cut running back Damien Berry, receiver Rashaad Carter, guard Jack Cornell, linebacker Bryan Hall, guard Ramon Harewood, tackle David Mims, defensive back Moe Lee, defensive end Will Pericak, receiver Gerrard Sheppard and linebacker Meshak Williams.

Baltimore also placed linebacker Adrian Hamilton on injured reserve with a wrist injury. And the Ravens signed backup quarterback Dayne Crist after quarterback Tyrod Taylor underwent concussion tests.

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28 Responses to “Ravens cut Visanthe Shiancoe”
  1. steelers6rings says: Aug 25, 2013 12:01 PM

    The best player they had.

  2. si1m says: Aug 25, 2013 12:04 PM

    That’s 12 potential starters on the Steelers ragtag roster.

  3. taosravenfan says: Aug 25, 2013 12:07 PM

    All going to be signed by the browns or the steelers

  4. ravensdynasty says: Aug 25, 2013 12:09 PM

    Colbert will jump on him like a rabid dog.

  5. jakec4 says: Aug 25, 2013 12:13 PM

    No shock. Better pounce quick, Dolphins.

  6. siggtacular says: Aug 25, 2013 12:13 PM

    Dallas Clark will be better off

  7. goawayeverybody says: Aug 25, 2013 12:21 PM

    This is stupid. Shiancoe played well in pre season and Dallas Clark has had approximately one million surgeries all over his used-up worn-out body.

    This is stupid.

  8. purplehaze28 says: Aug 25, 2013 12:21 PM

    Was a great Viking.
    Wish you the best!

  9. mnmarine0351 says: Aug 25, 2013 12:25 PM

    Hope he has plans for after football. He was good for my Vikes and great with fans. Good luck in the future Shank

  10. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 25, 2013 12:26 PM

    Hopefully I won’t have to try to say his name ever again.

  11. pinion8ted says: Aug 25, 2013 12:32 PM

    Stick a fork in him.

  12. f1lthymcnasty1 says: Aug 25, 2013 12:34 PM

    My Packers should pick him up….Jermichael Finley has stone hands.

  13. wearethechampsandyourenot says: Aug 25, 2013 12:38 PM

    the world champions are beginning to fine tune their roster for a #REPEAT run. come get some!!!!

  14. nfl4days says: Aug 25, 2013 12:41 PM

    Miami?

  15. nananatman says: Aug 25, 2013 12:44 PM

    Giants need help on O everywhere! Did you see the Jets-Giants game eeeeeww.

  16. vincentbojackson says: Aug 25, 2013 12:45 PM

    He was cut because Flacco said Shiancoe’s pre-game speeches made no sense.

  17. ahostiletakeover says: Aug 25, 2013 1:14 PM

    No big surprise, 2 of their 3 stopgap veteran TEs were going to be cut. Clark is still the better receiver than Shiancoe but Bajema knows the offense much better and has made a few nice catches this preseason for a guy better known as a blocker, still a chance Clark may be the odd man out behind Dickson as the team really likes UDFA Matt Furstenburg as a receiver and a blocker…though myoney is still on Clark over Bajema once he gets another week of practice under his belt.

  18. igotgamenj says: Aug 25, 2013 1:22 PM

    Miami should without a doubt give him a look because Clay looked horrible last night.

  19. ravensnation21 says: Aug 25, 2013 1:43 PM

    Couldn’t catch a cold in the preseason

  20. boltsup says: Aug 25, 2013 2:07 PM

    Brett Favee had this guy looking like Antonio Gates

  21. restonraven says: Aug 25, 2013 2:14 PM

    Shank had a couple of nice catches in the Panther game – but had some drops earlier in the pre-season. I think if the choice comes to Clark and Shank – Clark is probably the right veteran stop-gap guy to keep. I just trust him more in crunch situations.

    That leaves the competition between Furstenburg and Bajema. Billy was terrific third TE, back-up fullback last year. However, between the two I think it will end up being Furstenburg. He is quicker and has nice hands – whereas Billy is a beter straight up blocker. Furstenburg has looked good during pre-season. Plus – they want to have someone in development in the event Pitta or Dickson leaves after their rookie contracts expire this year. Ideally, I think they would like to stash Furstenburg on the practice squad – but circumstances may dictate otherwise.

  22. cardsfann1 says: Aug 25, 2013 3:15 PM

    Cards need a tight end after what I saw last night… He should catch on there…

  23. jimmyjames65 says: Aug 25, 2013 9:16 PM

    Brett Favee had this guy looking like Antonio Gates. How many years ago?

  24. jimmyjames65 says: Aug 25, 2013 9:21 PM

    About time. Was tired of him dropping passes. And the Flacco pick where he was standing there. I miss Pitta.

  25. ampatsisahypocrite says: Aug 26, 2013 12:24 AM

    Looks like the almighty Oz really dropped the ball on this one — bust!!!! Oh well, so much for the “trust” Ravens fans have in him. First, handing over the cap to mediocre Joe, now this? Hilarious to see the Ravens organization go down in flames…

  26. Joemontanaflacco says: Aug 26, 2013 8:10 AM

    I’m sure the Ravens gave Shiancoe a fair shot. He just played more like a Steeler than a Raven, which isn’t going to get you to the SB, not even to the playoffs.

  27. scoobies05 says: Aug 26, 2013 12:01 PM

    winning a superbowl equals going down in flames? you just keep telling yourself that. we rolled the dice on a backup tight end and it didnt work. lets see if pitt goes for him

  28. ampatsisahypocrite says: Aug 27, 2013 12:14 AM

    But wait a minute scoobie, I thought the almighty Oz could do no wrong! I thought all his decisions turned to gold! Now you want to tell me that his flop of a signing was fine because he was “just rolling the dice”? Wait, the almighty Oz gambles? But I thought he made the most thought-out informed decisions that ALWAYS turned out right!
    Something’s awfully strange in Crabtown all of a sudden…

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