Ravens promote rookie center Trystan Colon-Castillo to 53-man roster

The Baltimore Ravens lost former undrafted free agent linebacker Otaro Alaka for the season with a knee injury in Week Five and will fill his spot on the 53-man roster with another undrafted free agent.

Unlike with star nickel back Tavon Young who wasn’t placed on injured reserve until a whole week had gone by after he tore his ACL, on Monday, Alaka was placed on season-ending injured reserve a day after his knee injury and promoted undrafted rookie center Trystan Colon-Castillo to the 53 man roster.

Colon-Castillo signed with the Ravens after he went undrafted out of Missouri. The 6-foot-3 and 313-pound interior offensive lineman was a three-year starter at the colligate level at center for the Tigers.

He didn’t make the final 53-man roster out of training camp but was signed to the practice squad after clearing waivers. In Week Five Colon-Castillo was called up from the practice squad to the gameday roster but was inactive for the team’s 27-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fourth-year pro Matt Skura has been the starting center for the majority of the last two seasons as well as the first four games this year. Patrick Mekari, another former undrafted free agent, is the primary backup at center but started and played the majority of the snaps at right guard on Sunday since rookie Tyre Phillips was out with a shoulder injury. Second-year pro Ben Powers rotated in at right guard against the Bengals as well. Colon-Castillo will likely serve as Skura’s top backup at center is Mekari has to help fill in for Phillips again.

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