Ravens waive TE Nick Boyle, WR DeSean Jackson in flurry of roster moves

Published 1/7/2023 6:00 p.m. EST

Longtime Ravens tight end Nick Boyle was waived Saturday, part of a flurry of moves made ahead of the team’s regular-season finale Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Boyle appeared in 12 games this season but played just 61 offensive snaps, a sharp downturn from his usage before a 2020 knee injury. A key blocker on the Ravens’ record-breaking rushing attack in 2019, Boyle played just five games last season while he continued his rehabilitation, then lost snaps this season to Josh Oliver and rookie Isaiah Likely.

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who joined the Ravens’ practice squad in October and made his team debut a month later, was also waived. The 36-year-old speedster had nine catches on 16 targets for 153 yards in seven games with the Ravens. He struggled somewhat with injuries and missed the past week of practice with an illness.

Second-year wideout Tylan Wallace was activated off injured reserve and is set to play for the first time since Week 12. Wallace, who has three catches on six targets for 21 yards in eight games this season, is coming back from a hamstring injury.

Cornerback Daryl Worley, a special teams staple, also was activated off IR. He last played in Week 13, also sidelined by a hamstring injury.

With quarterback Tyler Huntley dealing with shoulder and wrist injuries, the Ravens elevated practice squad quarterback Brett Hundley, who’ll join undrafted rookie Anthony Brown on the active roster against Cincinnati. Defensive tackle Rayshad Nichols was also promoted for Sunday’s game.

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