Ravens place rookie receiver Waller on injured reserve


Entering their final week before a much-needed bye, the Ravens placed rookie receiver Darren Waller on season-ending injured reserve and promoted offensive tackle De’Ondre Wesley from the practice squad on Wednesday.
The 2015 sixth-round pick suffered a hamstring injury during Monday’s loss to Arizona and did not return. Waller officially becomes the 12th Baltimore player to be placed on I.R. this season, but that list includes defensive end Brent Urban, who was given the designation to return after suffering a torn biceps in training camp.
“Darren Waller had a pretty serious hamstring,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “It was a six-to-eight-week hamstring — and a really serious hamstring — so we decided at this point in time in the season it would be better to hold on to the roster spot.”
Waller, a 6-foot-6 Georgia Tech product, finishes his rookie season having caught two passes for 18 yards and primarily serving on special teams.
Wesley, a rookie free agent from Brigham Young, spent the summer with the Ravens before being waived and signed to their practice squad. With left tackle Eugene Monroe (shoulder) and left guard Kelechi Osemele (knee) both injured in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game, Wesley’s promotion could signal that one or both are in question for Sunday’s tilt with San Diego.
The Ravens also signed running back Terrence Magee and offensive tackle Marcel Jones to fill their two vacant spots on the practice squad. Magee was waived from the 53-man roster on Monday to make room for promoted receiver Jeremy Butler.