The Baltimore Ravens cut an undrafted rookie with a famous
Bronson Rechsteiner, a running back out of Kennesaw State
and the son of former professional wrestling champion Rick
Steiner, is headed to the waiver wire, the team announced.
If no team claims Rechsteiner on waivers by 4 p.m. Tuesday,
hell become a free agent.
Rechsteiner piled up 909 rushing yards and seven touchdowns
on 112 carries last season at Kennesaw State and hauled in
eight catches for 101 yards.
Whether due to his notable bloodline or his college
statistics, Rechsteiner drummed up excitement within the
Ravens fan base, a group accustomed to seeing undrafted
players morph into contributors. Baltimore has kept an
undrafted rookie on its initial regular-season roster each
of the past 16 seasons, the second-longest streak in the
Ravens rookies reported for training camp last month, but
full-squad practices have not yet begun as the team works
through an extended ramp-up period put in place during the
coronavirus crisis. Rechsteiner did have the chance to make
an impression on coaches with walkthroughs and in team
Mondays move leaves Baltimore with 79 players on the roster
and one open spot. An NFL Network report Sunday said the
team is expected to sign running back Kenjon Barner, an
experienced punt and kick returner, which would fill out the