Hog alums Ken Hamlin and Malcolm Sheppard cut

Owings Mills, MD (KAIT) - The Baltimore Ravens have cut veteran safety and Hog alum Ken Hamlin.

Hamlin resigned with the Ravens September 29th after being cut in the summer. He was signed to help alleviate the loss of Ed Reed to injury, but never threatened Tom Zbikowski for Reed's starting job. The continued improvement of Haruki Nakamura also helped make Hamlin expendable.

Hamlin's job was in jeopardy during training camp, when coach John Harbaugh threw him off the practice field for a lack of intensity working on special teams.

In Houston, Hog alum Malcolm Sheppard was cut. The rookie was placed on waivers to create a roster spot for tight end Anthony Hill.