Brantley released by Ravens

Former Gator quarterback John Brantley was waived by the Ravens to create roster space for Rams tight end Billy Bajema. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)

Published: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 4:55 p.m.

OWINGS MILLS — The Baltimore Ravens cut undrafted rookie quarterback John Brantley of Florida to create a roster spot when they acquired St. Louis Rams tight end Billy Bajema, according to the Carroll County Times.

The team was reacting to the injury of tight end Dennis Pitta for the preseason due to a broken right hand that will need surgery.

Brantley signed a free-agent contract with the Ravens after the conclusion of the NFL Draft on April 28.

Brantley finished his UF career with 4,750 yards passing and 30 touchdowns with 18 interceptions. He threw for 2,044 yards with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season. He was one of five quarterbacks the Ravens had on the roster, joining starter Joe Flacco and backups Tyrod Taylor and Curtis Painter and fellow rookie Chester Stewart (Temple).

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