Owings Mills, MD (Sports Network) - Former Indianapolis Colts starting
quarterback Curtis Painter headlined the list of 16 players waived by the
Baltimore Ravens on Friday as the team trimmed its roster down to the
mandatory 53-man limit.
Also waived by Baltimore was running back Anthony Allen, a seventh-round pick
by the team in last year's draft who lost out in a battle with 2012 third-
rounder Bernard Pierce, and undrafted rookie Bobby Rainey to be the primary
backups to All-Pro Ray Rice.
The Ravens placed six players on injured reserve as well on Friday, including
rookie wide receiver and sixth-round draft choice Tommy Streeter.
A sixth-round selection of the Colts in 2009, Painter spent two seasons as
Peyton Manning's backup before starting eight games in place of the injured
star during the 2011 campaign. The Purdue product lost all eight outings while
throwing for 1,541 yards and six touchdowns with nine interceptions along with
a 54.3 percent completion percentage.
Painter was released by Indianapolis in March and signed by the Ravens a month
later, but the team decided to keep only Joe Flacco and Tyrod Taylor at
quarterback and the offseason pickup sealed his fate by throwing three
interceptions in Thursday's preseason finale at St. Louis.
Streeter sprained his foot during the preseason and was sent to IR along with
tight end Matt Balasavage (ankle), running back Damien Berry (neck/shoulder),
offensive lineman Justin Boren (foot), linebacker Ricky Brown (head) and tight
end Bruce Figgins (shoulder).
Along with Painter and Allen, the Ravens waived safeties Omar Brown and Cyhl
Quarles, inside linebackers Josh Bynes and Nigel Carr, offensive linemen Jack
Cornell, Cord Howard, Antoine McClain and veteran Tony Wragge, wide receivers
Dorian Graham and Logan Payne, nose tackles Nicholas Jean-Baptiste and
Ishmaa'ily Kitchen, defensive end Terrence Moore and outside linebacker Chavis
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