OL Brandon Knight Stepping Away From NFL

The Ravens claimed offensive tackle Brandon Knight earlier this week, but the team subsequently placed him on the reserve/did not report list. Well, the 24-year-old revealed tonight that he’s temporarily stepping away from the game.

“First and foremost, I want to thank the Baltimore Ravens for allowing me another opportunity to play the game I’ve always loved,” Knight said in a statement (via Twitter). “As of now, I’ve decided to take a break from football to address my mental health. Although it was a difficult decision, it was a necessary one to be back home with my family. I look forward to returning next season.”

The former Indiana lineman joined the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He ended up appearing in seven games as a rookie, getting one start. He saw even more responsibility in 2020, starting nine of his 13 games.

However, Knight only saw time in one game this season, garnering four snaps. He was waived by the organization last week.

The Ravens had to reverse course on their waiver claim, and they ended up pivoting to veteran offensive lineman James Carpenter. The team has been hunting for offensive line help since All-Pro left tackle Ronnie Stanley opted to go under the knife this week, ruling him out for the rest of the year.

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