Ravens release linebacker Jake Ryan weeks after signing him

The Baltimore Ravens decided to cut Jake Ryan tenure. The veteran linebacker wasn't able to play even a snap.

The team announced on Thursday that they released Ryan. This comes just weeks after signing him last April 18.

It was a surprising decision but it shows how confident the Ravens are with their young linebacking corps.

Ravens release Ryan

Ryan is a veteran who played 43 games for the Green Bay Packers from 2015-2017. 

His two seasons with the Packers was rather injury-plagued. In fact, Ryan missed missed the entire 2018 season with a torn ACL. He played two games for just two contests for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2019 in a rather reduced role.

The Ravens front office and staff probably considered this which is why they decided to develop their younger core instead. 

Baltimore loaded with LBs

Baltimore selected LSU's Patrick Queen as their first-round selection in last April's NFL Draft. Queen is considered by many as the best linebacker in his class. 

The team added Ohio State LB Malik Harrison a day later. He was the most productive Buckeye linebackers in program history.

If these picks are any indication of the Ravens' plans, they are more interested in developing a young core than blending in a veteran.

Queen and Harrison to play significant roles

Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh plans to give his rookies significant roles.

"Those two guys will kind of be roaming in there at those two linebacker spots, both base and sub, and we'll just see how much playing time they earn," Harbaugh said. "We expect them to play a lot of football this year. We're really fired up about those two guys," Harbaugh said.

It looks like a defensive rebuild for the Ravens.

Will Jake Ryan find a new team before the season starts? How will Baltimore's future be on the defensive end. Tell us your thoughts.