Ravens Sign a Pair of Defensive Tackles to Offset Injuries
The Ravens signed a pair of veteran defensive tackles Domata Peko and Justin Ellis prior to their Week 11 matchup with the Houston Texans to help offset the injuries to Michael Pierce and Daylon Mack.
The 6-foot-3, 325-pound Peko spent 11 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and the past two years with the Denver Broncos. He should be able to make an immediate impact with the Ravens run defense, especially if Pierce is unable to play.
Ellis spent the last five seasons with the Raiders. He had 119 tackles in 66 games for Oakland. Ellis has been dealing with a knee injury and was on IR before he was released with an injury settlement on Oct. 8.
In addition, the Ravens activated rookie cornerback Iman Marshall off injured reserve. To make room on the 53-man roster, Baltimore released cornerback-punt returner Cyrus Jones and defensive end Ufomba Kamalu.
Pierce injured his ankle Week 10 against the Bengals, but coach John Harbaugh said there was a chance he could still play against the Texans. Mack has been dealing with a knee injury.