Matt Furstenburg has been one of the most productive tight ends for the Ravens in the preseason.
Most coaches will say that cutting players is one of the toughest parts of their job. The Ravens have several players that are making John Harbaugh's job just that tough.
The Ravens are known for drafting well and giving undrafted free agents the chance to make the team and produce. The list of drafted players is seemingly endless, while the list of undrafted free agents is almost as long.
This year's rookie class is trying to follow in those footsteps, and veteran players are fighting for their jobs as well.
Here is a look at some players who will make the Ravens brass think long and hard about letting them go.
Anthony Allen will try to hold off newcomer Delone Carter.
Anthony Allen is in his third season with the Baltimore Ravens, who drafted him in the seventh round of the 2011 draft.
A physical and powerful runner, Allen has had a solid preseason, where he has rushed for 66 yards on 15 carries to go along with one reception for five yards.
During his tenure as a Baltimore Raven, Allen has been a competent backup and a standout on special teams. The trade of David Reed for former Indianapolis Colt Delone Carter has complicated Allen's situation.
Carter has a history with offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, the former Colts head coach. There is a chance that the Ravens hold onto four running backs—but if not, Allen's roster spot could be in jeopardy.
Has Marlon Brown run his way onto the Ravens roster?
Marlon Brown is an undrafted receiver from the University of Georgia—you may have heard of him. Brown has received a lot of media attention as of late especially after his performance against the Carolina Panthers.
During that preseason game, Brown had four receptions for 59 yards and one touchdown. As an undrafted rookie, Brown has an uphill battle in order to make the roster.
Brown has survived the initial roster cuts and his performance in the preseason may allow him to beat out receivers such as LaQuan Williams for the final receiver slot.
Matt Furstenburg has had a solid preseason.
The Ravens have lost Dennis Pitta for the season (most likely), and Ed Dickson is also coming off an injury. This has created an opportunity for the local product, Matt Furstenburg, to make the team.
Furstenburg is an undrafted free agent from the University of Maryland. Dickson is expected to return in time for the season opener, and the recently signed Dallas Clark probably isn't going anywhere. That most likely leaves one more tight end spot.
It will not be easy for Furstenburg to make the roster with veteran Billy Bajema opening the season as the third tight end. Bajema is familiar with the Ravens offense and provides solid blocking.
Furstenburg is not known for his blocking but has proven to have upside as a receiver. His preseason play will certainly make for a difficult decision come cut time.
Will Laquan Williams be pushed off the roster?
LaQuan Williams has been teammates with No. 1 receiver Torrey Smith since their college days at the University of Maryland.
Could those days be numbered?
Williams started the preseason off with a bang in the first game but has since disappeared. Rookies Aaron Mellette and Marlon Brown have seemingly outplayed him and fellow receiver Tandon Doss. Could Williams' roster spot be in jeopardy?
Entering his third season with the Ravens, Williams has been productive as a receiver when given a chance, and also has produced on special teams.
His experience and versatility will make cutting or keeping him a tough call.