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Ravens waive two players

Aaron Mellette, Deveron Carr AP

The Ravens are taking a look at veteran cornerbacks this week and they now have a pair of empty roster spots to fill if they see anything they like.

The team announced that wide receiver Aaron Mellette and linebacker Adrian Hamilton have been waived. Both players finished the 2013 season on injured reserve.

Mellette was a seventh-round pick last year and made the team out of training camp, but was placed on injured reserve after the first week of the regular season because of a knee injury. He had surgery and was able to take part in the final two weeks of OTAs, but the team opted to move in a different direction.

Hamilton, who had 22 sacks in his final year at Prairie View, spent the 2012 season on the Ravens’ practice squad but a wrist injury sent him to injured reserve before the start of the regular season.

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19 Responses to “Ravens waive two players”
  1. briscocountyjr says: Jun 17, 2014 1:29 PM

    The ravens have shown that they are working to stay out of the bottom of the division. It’ll be interesting if they can top the steelers, and try to overtake the browns, then bengals. They have way too far to go, but sometimes teams can surprise us.

  2. st1llerz1 says: Jun 17, 2014 1:39 PM

    Is this the same Aaron Mallette that ratbird fans were proclaiming was going to have a break out season?!?!?! This team is going to be lucky to finish above the Factory of Sadness this season.

    As the Nest Burns…

    Go Steelers!

  3. raylewisandhisteeth says: Jun 17, 2014 1:53 PM

    Guess they had no previous criminal records….

  4. Bmorelikeray52 says: Jun 17, 2014 1:54 PM

    Aren’t the Pittsburgh steelers the team with the distintion of being the only team to lose to Tim Tebow in the playoffs?

  5. patriottony says: Jun 17, 2014 2:09 PM

    RATBIRDS,,always lacking for class…Ray lewis and now Rice,,,closely followed by mouth breather Suggs

  6. lenbias34pt says: Jun 17, 2014 2:22 PM

    Mellette caught a TD in a preseason game LY and danced his way into the end zone.

    Teams will put up with nonsense from starters, but not guys from the fringe.

    I suspect he wasn’t hustling in camp like a fringe guy should so he was a nice example.

    Really nothing to see here, the Ravens will end up with a talented group of WR’s on the bench this season. . . . for once!

  7. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 17, 2014 2:28 PM

    Aren’t the Ravens the only team that supports a wife beater and is building a statue for a convicted obstructor of justice in a murder trial?
    I rather be known for losing to Tebow any day….. No gets hurt, no one died, and no one was pulled out of an elevator. Cheers!

  8. hakunamangata says: Jun 17, 2014 2:50 PM

    A steeler fan making fun of a ravens fan for off field incidents is like Snookie calling Kate Upton ugly.

    I’m not defending any actions a player for the Ravens made but c’mon. That’s not even a glass house. That’s a cellophane house.

  9. opneon says: Jun 17, 2014 2:57 PM

    Ahhh…do you forget the innocent girls that Big Ben accosted in Ladies Rooms?

    I’m not making excuses for Rice, who I SAW pull his girlfriend from elevator, but at least they had a relationship and you don’t know what was going on with them at that time.

    Compare that to strangers (plural) who had a drunk QB mulling them.

    As for the other Ray – I give you credit for not just calling him a murderer, because no one really knows. So props to you for just calling him an “obstructor”. Fair enough.

  10. pluto92 says: Jun 17, 2014 2:58 PM

    Evidently Goodell feels like a rapist is worse than a wife beater. Rice’s suspension is rumored to be less than the 6 games your quarterback got.

  11. sladewillson says: Jun 17, 2014 4:06 PM

    I would have guessed that Lquawn Williams would have been cut before Mallete

  12. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 17, 2014 5:22 PM

    A steeler fan making fun of a ravens fan for off field incidents is like Snookie calling Kate Upton ugly.

    No matter how you spin it your criminals plead to better their situation and history can’t change that. Trying to bring another team into the discussion cannot erase history, but as a a Raven fan you will keep trying.

    Sounds like the Ravens need secondary help.

  13. danfan528 says: Jun 17, 2014 9:12 PM

    briscocountyjr says: Jun 17, 2014 1:29 PM

    The ravens have shown that they are working to stay out of the bottom of the division. It’ll be interesting if they can top the steelers, and try to overtake the browns, then bengals. They have way too far to go, but sometimes teams can surprise us.

    Overtake the Browns? Really?

  14. Canton Bulldogs says: Jun 17, 2014 9:21 PM

    I read these guys failed their physicals. Was pulling for Mellette because I like the underdog cracks big story. Now my guy is Campanaro.

  15. lenbias34pt says: Jun 17, 2014 10:14 PM

    LaQuan is a special teams asset and very hard worker, who surely had an off season of great workouts.
    Mallette is the superior athlete, but just doesn’t understand how to work hard.

  16. lenbias34pt says: Jun 18, 2014 8:36 AM

    Canton,
    Do you think Suggs or Gnata’s knees / shoulders would pass a physical IF the team would rather they didnt’?

  17. Canton Bulldogs says: Jun 18, 2014 9:12 AM

    lenbias, perhaps. But I don’t think any team fakes results to fail a physical to release a player. They don’t need to, they just release them. Both Mellette and Hamilton were on IR last year and in Mellette’s case was apparently having problems with his knee in voluntary OTAs. It’s pretty clear they made room to sign CBs and they released two players were weren’t physically ready to compete in position groups where they already have proven starters and good depth for camp.

  18. Ed Bandell says: Jun 18, 2014 12:03 PM

    I never heard anyone saying that Mallette was going to do anything.

    He blew out his knee and there was a story about him just a couple of days ago on the Ravens website where he says that his knee is still sore but he is trying to make the best of it.

    I guess he still isn’t 100% healthy and with a lot of WRs in camp, there just isn’t enough room for a guy that isn’t close to being game ready.

  19. perpetuallybored74 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:45 AM

    Most of you are so far off the mark. Their release had nothing to do with them not working hard enough or not meeting expectations or anything like that.

    Mellette and Hamilton both failed their physicals.
    Harbaugh actually mentioned this in his presser.
    And the Ravens officially designated them as waived due to failed physicals on Tuesday. Which is also why no other team has signed them as right now neither is healthy enough to practice or play.

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