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Ravens cut safety Christian Thompson, according to a source

Ravens cut safety Christian Thompson, according to a source

The Ravens have cut reserve safety Christian Thompson, according to a league source.

Thompson had just been reinstated by the NFL after serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

The Ravens had been granted a roster exemption for Thompson but opted instead to release the 2012 fourth-round draft pick from South Carolina State.

Thompson, whose suspension cost him $112,941 of his $480,000 base salary through the punishment (four $28,235 game checks), is eligible for the practice squad if he clears waivers. He played in seven games as a rookie last season and registered no statistics.

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