A fixture on the injury report through two years, Taliaferro is not a lock for the final roster.Normally a missed practice this early in camp would not be newsworthy, but Taliaferro spent way too much time on the training table during his first two years in the league.Hensley notes that Taliaferro worked behind Terrance West all spring.Justin Forsett, Buck Allen, and rookie Kenneth Dixon are considered roster locks, with Taliaferro battling West and Trent Richardson for the final tailback spot.The Ravens claimed RB Raheem Mostert off waivers to take Taliaferro's spot.With Justin Forsett (ankle) also sidelined, Buck Allen worked with the ones.The Ravens appear likely to keep four backs on their 53-man roster: Justin Forsett, Terrance West, Buck Allen, and Kenneth Dixon (MCL). Taliaferro dealt with a foot injury during the offseason, but he was expected to be ready for camp.
Kinne transitioned from quarterback to wide receiver this offseason in an effort to make the final roster.The problem is he has not been able to stay healthy through his first two years in the league, playing just 16 games total because of foot injuries.With the Ravens as deep as any team at running back, Taliaferro could be on the outside looking in if he is unable to stay healthy through training camp. He was listed as probable last week, but declared inactive for Week 5, signaling Taliaferro may have suffered a setback.A 2014 fourth-round pick, Taliaferro should be the favorite provided he can stay healthy, but that has proven difficult thus far in his career.
CSN Mid-Atlantic speculated Taliaferro's roster spot is "under pressure." A fourth-round pick in 2014, Taliaferro brings more size to the table than the Ravens' top three backs, and that plus his draft pedigree should earn him a spot on the roster.Limited to six games by injury over the past two years, Taliaferro is probably done in Baltimore. Taliaferro was active over Buck Allen and now appears to be even with Dixon on the depth chart behind Terrance West. The formerly buzzed about running back is buried on the depth chart, so he's trying to increase his versatility.