Promotion of veteran CB Kevon Seymour sparks Ravens fans

Ravens cornerback Kevon Seymour

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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Kevon Seymour.

On Saturday, October 1, the Baltimore Ravens made three roster changes ahead of Sunday’s showdown with the 2-1 Buffalo Bills.

At the top of the list of moves was the Promotion from cornerback Kevon Seymour to the 53-man squad.

It’s a move that’s been met with derision from Ravens fans.

Indeed, after The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec, a supporter of the Ravens, tweeted the news posted the tweet on Raven’s Reddit with the caption, “Jeff I was trying to enjoy my Saturday.”

That inspired a number of comments, with “About to Seymour blown coverage” being a representative example.

“Ravens seem to like their corners like I like my toast,” quipped another.

“That’s exactly what we needed to beat the Bills Laughter that turns to sobs‘ wrote another.

Kevon Seymour is a former 6th round Pick of the Bills

Of course, Ravens fans are reacting to what they saw from Seymour last season, when the 28-year-old was part of an injury-stricken secondary school, appearing in nine games and making two starts in the process. He was credited with a total of 25 tackles, including three tackles for loss, a sack, a quarterback hit, and a pass defended (according to Pro Soccer Reference) after playing through hamstring and quadriceps injuries.

But Seymour has been in the league since 2016, when the Bills picked him No. 218 in USC.

He played in 15 games for the Bills as a rookie before being traded to Carolina in early September 2017 in exchange for a 2019 7th round pick.

After appearing in 16 games for the Panthers, he spent the entire 2018 season on injured reserve after having both labrums repaired this year. Then a hamstring tear and left wrist injury kept him from playing in 2019, which greatly challenged his career.

Seymour finally saw regular-season action again in 2020 — two games with the Philadelphia Eagles — before joining the Ravens last year. That summer, he was battling for a spot on Baltimore’s 53-man roster, but suffered an injury in the preseason finals and found himself on the practice team.

As noted by the aforementioned Jeff Zrebiec, Seymour sees most of his action against the Bills on special teams. Last season, he played a total of 247 snaps on defense and 159 snaps on special teams.

Ravens raise Brandon Copeland, David Sharpe

Meanwhile, the Ravens also fielded two players from the practice team for Saturday’s game against the Bills, including full-back Brandon Copeland.

Copeland signed with the Baltimore practice team on Sept. 21 and registered a sack in his first game with the Ravens — his first sack since 2019 when he was with the New York Jets. Copeland played 39% of defensive snaps against the Patriots and could play even more against the Bills if Justin Houston (groin) isn’t ready to perform.

The Ravens also increased offensive tackle David Sharpe, 26, a former Raiders 4th-round pick who appeared in three games for the Ravens in 2021. Sharpe is scheduled to serve as a top reserve in offensive tackle, assuming Ronnie Stanley (ankle, doubtful) and Patrick Mekari (ankle, doubtful) can’t go. Promotion of veteran CB Kevon Seymour sparks Ravens fans

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