After bouncing around with four organizations before landing with the Ravens, cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste might play in his first game since 2014, when he was a rookie with the New Orleans Saints. It’s the chance he has been eagerly awaiting. “I’ve just been waiting just to get on the field,” he said Wednesday. “First off, [the Ravens] gave me an opportunity by putting me on the practice squad, and I’ve just been working my way up. The chance to be in a game, it’s just a blessing. I just want to keep working hard, and everything will fall into place.” Jean-Baptiste, 27, is closer to playing because of the season-ending right knee injury rookie cornerback Jaylen Hill suffered in Saturday’s 23-16 win against the Indianapolis Colts. The ACL and MCL tears forced Hill to injured reserve Tuesday. The team filled Hill’s spot on the active roster with rookie wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo. That means that Jean-Baptiste is the fifth cornerback on the roster behind starters Brandon Carr and Marlon Humphrey and backups Maurice Canady and Lardarius Webb. Jean-Baptiste joined the Ravens practice squad Oct. 3 after getting released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 12. He was promoted to the active roster Dec. 5 and has been a healthy scratch in three consecutive games.
Long wait might be over for Ravens CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste
Baltimore Sun | Dec 31