Two former Marshall University football players, defensive back Omar Brown and offensive lineman Daniel Baldridge, have been promoted to NFL active rosters.
Brown was selected to join the Baltimore Ravens 53 man roster after rookie cornerback Asa Jackson was suspended four game for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
Brown was signed by the Ravens as a undrafted free agent this offseason. The former Marshall standout showed a real nose for the ball during the preseason, recovering five turnovers. Although he did not make the 53 man roster out of training camp, Brown did earn a spot on the practice squad.
If Brown is active for Baltimore’s game against the Denver Broncos this Sunday, expect him to contribute on special teams, especially punt and kickoff coverage.
Daniel Baldridge has bounced on and off the Jacksonville Jaguars roster for three seasons. Before last week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, Baldridge was signed from Jacksonville’s practice squad to the Tennessee Titans 53 man roster. A former undrafted free agent, Baldridge was not active for his first game with the Titans organization but, that could change this Sunday as Tennessee fights through multiple injuries across the offensive line.