Ravens place Aaron Mellette on IR
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) Ravens wide receiver Aaron Mellette has been placed on IR and is out for the season, the team is reporting.
Mellette performed well in the preseason as a rookie seventh-round pick with nine catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns. He was considered a healthy scratch for the opener against Denver and missed no practices until Wednesday.
The timing seems odd because John Harbaugh had spoken on Monday about activating Mellette for games. "We'll just have to see how it all shakes out," he told the Baltimore Sun. "There's nothing that he's doing that wouldn't make him a possibility to be active."
The Ravens activated just four receivers for their opener against Denver. The strategy proved costly when Jacoby Jones left the game with a sprained MCL.