Ravens waive rookie safety Geno Stone for the second time
The Baltimore Ravens have waived rookie safety Geno Stone for the second time this season. Stone was taken in the seventh round back in April out of Iowa and was considered by many of the top pundits as the steal of the draft at the time he was picked.
This marks the second time that the rookie defensive back has been subjected to waivers with the first coming on Oct.8 before he was brought back on the practice squad two days later after going unclaimed.
He was the last Ravens player remaining on the Reserve/COVID-19 List following the outbreak within the organization before being activated last Monday on Dec.21.
The Ravens view Stone as a developmental prospect at safety and will likely try to get him back on the practice squad if he clears waivers a second time.
Without a preseason this year due to the pandemic, Stone and other lower round picks as well as undrafted free agents and veteran journeymen weren’t able to show what they can do in live competition against opposing teams, and according to reports, he didn’t stand out in training camp.
In the two regular-season games that Stone was active for with the Ravens this year, he was mostly limited to special teams and played just two snaps on defense.
Maybe if he had a chance to prove himself in a handful of exhibition games instead of just practice alone, he could’ve earned a larger role on defense early on and his learning curve wouldn’t be as steep as it has apparently been.