Kamar Aiken WR BAL 6 Days
Aiken played one snap in Thursday's 26-6 win over the Steelers.
Head coach John Harbaugh hinted at a bigger role for Aiken, but that unsurprisingly didn't come to fruition. As the No. 5 wide receiver, Aiken figures to log single-digit snaps most weeks, meaning he can be ignored in nearly every format.
Kamar Aiken WR BAL 8 Days
Speaking of Aiken's performance in Sunday's opener against the Bengals, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said, "If you play like that, you earn more playing time," CSN Baltimore's Bo Smolka reports.
Aiken, who is seemingly fifth on the depth chart, played 12-of-88 snaps in a game that saw four Baltimore wideouts log at least 40. While he did avoid the drops and poor routes that plagued the rest of Baltimore's receiving corps, Aiken would need any added playing time to come at the expense of Marlon Brown and/or Jacoby Jones. Despite Harbaugh's strong hint, it won't be surprising if Aiken gets fewer than 12 snaps in Thursday's game against the Steelers.
Kamar Aiken WR BAL 10 Days
Aiken had four catches for 30 yards on four targets in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.
The Ravens kept seven wide receivers, and it was Aiken who got the nod as the No. 5 wideout Sunday, while Deonte Thompson and Michael Campanaro were inactive. Aiken was sometimes used in formations with three wide receivers, and he also took a few snaps with fellow WR Marlon Brown in two-wide formations when the Ravens went with their run-blocking personnel. Aiken made the most of his 12 snaps while the team's other wideouts struggled, so he could maintain some kind of role in the offense for Week 2.
Kamar Aiken WR BAL 17 Days
Aiken made the final roster, the Ravens' official website reports.
The Ravens decided to keep seven wide receivers, meaning someone will probably be cut within the next week or two. Aiken put together a nice training camp and preseason, but he's likely sixth or seventh on the depth chart at wide receiver.
Kamar Aiken WR BAL 1 Month
Aiken, who caught four passes for 46 yards on six targets, was one of the Ravens' first bubble receivers to enter Thursday's preseason opener against the 49ers, CSN Baltimore reports.
According to the Ravens' official website, Aiken is competing with six other players for the No. 5 wide receiver role. He was the only one of the bunch to stand out during Thursday's game, but with the team's top four wide receivers seemingly locked in, Aiken is unlikely to have a significant role on offense this season. If the Ravens opt to carry a sixth wideout, they'll likely make the final roster decision with special teams in mind. That probably wouldn't bode well for Aiken, but it does sound like he's separating himself for the No. 5 role.
Kamar Aiken WR BAL Aug 26 '13
Patriots waived or released WR Kamar Aiken, CB Brandon Jones, LB Niko Koutouvides, CB LeQuan Lewis and LS Mike Zupancic.
Aiken has made three career appearances, but caught zero passes. A nine-year veteran, Koutouvides appeared in 14 games as a special teamer last season, but played just nine snaps on defense. Lewis will look to latch on elsewhere as a special teamer.
Kamar Aiken WR BAL Jul 20 '13
ESPN Boston gives WR Kamar Aiken a "20 percent" chance to make the Patriots' 53-man roster.
It's the same news source that said it would be a "mistake to overlook" Aiken's "potential to be a factor" in the Patriots' receiver competition last month. It's going to be awfully tough for Aiken to leapfrog the likes of Michael Jenkins, Lavelle Hawkins, Josh Boyce, and Aaron Dobson, barring injury.
Kamar Aiken WR BAL Jun 09 '13
ESPN Boston thinks it would be a "mistake to overlook" Kamar Aiken's "potential to be a factor" in the Patriots' receiver competition.
Aiken, originally signed by the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of Central Florida in 2011, has appeared in three NFL games and has zero catches to his name. He does have an intriguing blend of size (6-foot-2, 213) and speed (4.45 forty), but we wouldn't expect him to be a serious candidate for snaps.
Kamar Aiken WR BAL Dec 29 '12
Patriots signed WR Kamar Aiken and DB Malcolm Williams from the team's practice squad.
Aiken was promoted in advance of last week's game before being waived on Monday. Williams recorded a tackle in one game for New England earlier in the season. Both players will be limited to special teams if they're active on game day.
Kamar Aiken WR BAL Dec 24 '12
Patriots released WR Kamar Aiken.
It clears a roster spot for Jermaine Cunningham to return from suspension. Aiken was just signed off the practice squad this week. The Patriots also released FB James Develin in a corresponding move.