The Ravens have claimed tight end Ryan Taylor off waivers from Green Bay, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, who reports (via Twitter) that the team cut fellow tight end Phillip Supernaw in order to make room for the incoming ex-Packers. Wilson adds (via Twitter) that the club also filled out its practice squad by adding defensive end Steven Means.
Taylor, who turns 27 next month, wasn’t been a huge part of the Packers’ passing game since being drafted in the seventh round in 2011, but he had been with the team since then and contributed on special teams, so his release was somewhat surprising. Tight end looked like an area of strength for the Ravens heading into the season, but Dennis Pitta‘s season-ending injury left the depth chart looking much thinner. Supernaw was originally added to the active roster when Pitta went down, but it’ll now be Taylor providing depth alongside Owen Daniels and Crockett Gillmore.
As for Means, the spot on the practice squad opened up for him earlier today, when the Texans signed John Simon away from the Ravens’ squad, leaving the team one player under the 10-man limit.