The Baltimore Ravens placed rookie linebacker Dan Cody on injured reserve yesterday, ending his season. Cody, the 53rd overall pick in the draft, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during his first training camp practice and presumably will undergo surgery, though no official announcement has been made by the team.
In other moves, the Ravens signed kickoff specialist Wade Richey, who was an unrestricted free agent. Richey spent the past two seasons with Baltimore, but the team decided to look elsewhere in the offseason and brought in Rhys Lloyd and Owen Pochman to compete for the job. Neither player performed well during the preseason and both were cut Monday.
Running back Musa Smith, who is still working his way back after breaking his leg in November 2004, was moved to the physically unable to perform reserved list. Smith, the third-string back, will not be allowed to practice with the team until the sixth week of the season.
Baltimore waived wide receiver Ron Bellamy and linebacker Tyson Smith.
* FALCONS: Atlanta cut Peerless Price, giving up on its former top wide receiver after two disappointing seasons.
Price signed a $37 million contract with the Falcons, who acquired him from the Buffalo Bills in a March 2003 trade that cost Atlanta a first-round draft pick. But Price had only 45 catches and three touchdowns last season and was demoted to second team coming into training camp.
* BENGALS: Former No. 1 draft pick Peter Warrick was released a day after he asked to be let go if the Bengals had written him out of their plans. He has played in only one preseason game because of injuries, failing to catch a pass.
* BEARS: Chad Hutchinson, demoted Sunday to fourth string after two shaky outings as starting quarterback, was cut yesterday, two days before the preseason finale.
* COLTS: Linebacker Kendyll Pope was placed on the reserve-suspended list for an NFL-imposed penalty. Colts Coach Tony Dungy, citing confidentiality issues, declined to comment on the length or reason for the suspension.
* RAMS: Cornerback Terry Fair, carted off the field during a preseason game with a neck sprain Monday night, could be ready to play in the season opener. Fair was at the team facility yesterday after spending the night in a Detroit hospital as a precaution.