Brandon Knight doesn’t report to Ravens after waiver claim

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The Ravens were awarded tackle Brandon Knight on a waiver claim on Monday, but he won’t be joining the team this week.

The team announced on Wednesday that Knight has refused to report to the team. Head coach John Harbaugh said at a Wednesday press conference that Knight did not report for personal reasons. They have signed veteran offensive lineman James Carpenter instead.

Knight spent the last three seasons with the Cowboys and made 10 starts for Dallas before being waived last Saturday. He would have been in line for a reserve role behind left tackle Alejandro Villanueva and right tackle Patrick Mekari with Ronnie Stanley out for the season.

Carpenter will now slide into a depth spot. He started 24 games at guard for the Falcons over the last two seasons and has 121 starts over 10 years in the NFL.

6 responses to “Brandon Knight doesn’t report to Ravens after waiver claim

  1. Just as good a shot at a ring with the Ravens as with the Cowboys. Maybe it’s those Baltimore winters.

  2. Strange. Ravens are on a roll and you’d think any tackle would want to join that line and block for Lamar and the RBs. Must be something else going on.

  3. Actually, it’s rather obvious:

    1: He gets paid the one career salary for being on the day 1 roster. So why go to work for nothing?

    2: Sitting out will allow him to (probably) get healthier and he won’t get hurt. He can collect another salary next year. No one cares he didn’t show up expect the Ravens and not for long. He can give 1000 reasons for sitting out but if he wants to play next year, he’ll get a shot.

  4. Ravens retain his rights so I’m not sure if he understands he can’t go back to Dallas.

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