Ravens release receivers Carter, Robinson in first round of cuts

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The Baltimore Ravens began their roster purge Monday with the release of eight players.

Receivers DeAndre Carter and Aldrick Robinson were among those on the chopping block. Carter was called a "young Randall Cobb" by veteran Steve Smith Sr. earlier this summer, but he's failed to catch on during training camp. Two muffed kickoffs this preseason didn't help his case to make the roster.

Robinson landed on the Ravens practice squad last December after he was released by the Redskins. He was signed to a futures contract in the offseason a sprained knee during minicamp did little to help him overcome a crowded field in the Ravens' receiving corps.

Also released Monday were offensive linemen Leon Brown and Marcel Jones, receiver Trent Steelman, corner Tramain Jacobs, long snapper Patrick Scales and punter Justin Manton.

The Ravens still need to make seven more cuts by Tuesday at 4 p.m. to get down to the league's mandated roster size of 75 players.

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