Cleveland’s future with the Ravens has been in question since preseason. Some were speculating he might not even make the 53-man roster. He did, but he’s only played 19 snaps in Baltimore this season.
Cleveland has experience as both left and right guard for the Ravens, and the right side of the line has been an issue for the Patriots this season.
Even with free agent signing Riley Reiff returning from injury in Week 5 and playing 83% of the snaps, the Patriots offense was more successful running plays to the left side.
Cleveland isn’t the greatest pass blocker, but he can pull block, and his mobility would help the run game. His run blocking was ranked sixth in the NFL as a rookie in Baltimore.