Recent Duke grads Cameron Goldberg, Mike Tauiliili and Eron Riley all failed to make the cut when the 53-man rosters of the Chiefs, Colts and Ravens were announced over the weekend. Riley, however, seems to have the inside track on suiting up in an NFL game this year.
That’s because Riley was added to the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad today, fresh off a solid performance in the team’s final preseason game against Atlanta. Riley had two catches for 62 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown catch that helped seal the Ravens’ 20-3 win. Video highlights of Riley’s big game can be seen here.
With the Baltimore wideout corps beset with injuries to key contributors Mark Clayton, Demetrius Williams and Marcus Smith, Riley was able to pick up additional work throughout camp and make a strong enough impression to be one of the eight players on the team’s practice squad. But Riley isn’t the only wideout in the group of eight, as the Ravens also tabbed former Virginia Tech wideout Brandon Harper for inclusion on their practice squad.