Brandon Stokley was released by the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday to make room for a third active tight end. According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the Ravens will re-sign the veteran receiver.
When Baltimore made the trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars for left tackle Eugene Monroe on Wednesday, sending draft picks to Jacksonville, they released tight end Billy Bajema to create roster space. Needing a third tight end for their match-up with the Miami Dolphins, the team released Stokley.
With just three active receivers, Torrey Smith, Tandon Doss, and Deonte Thompson, the result was pretty impressive. The three managed 11 catches for 190 yards, including six for 161 yards.
Jacoby Jones and Marlon Brown were still inactive due to knee and hamstring injuries respectively. However, the two are expected to return in the near future.
With Stokley returning to the roster, it means someone else will be informed of the unfortunate news that they have lost their job. Potentially, offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie could be the one released, or a special teams player could get the short end of the stick.
Although Stokley has never been one to put up monsterous numbers, he has always been one of the most reliable third down receivers in the league.