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Bears sign Adrian Amos (Calvert Hall) to four-year, $2.512 million contract

The Chicago Bears have signed former Calvert Hall standout Adrian Amos to a four-year, $2.512 million contract that includes a $232,280 signing bonus.

The fifth-round safety from Penn State worked out for the Ravens, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly. Amos also visited the Eagles.

The 6-foot, 218-pounder improved his 40-yard dash to 4.39 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout. Amos ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds at the NFL scouting combine in February, the seventh-fastest time among safeties.

Amos could wind up lining up at safety or cornerback, in a pinch.

The former All-Big Ten Conference honorable-mention selection also bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times Friday after not doing that test at the combine.

Projected anywhere from the third round to the fifth round by draft analysts, Amos also played cornerback for the Nittany Lions. Amos played in the Senior Bowl all-star game.

At the NFL scouting combine, Amos has a 35.5-inch vertical...

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Ravens signing undrafted East Carolina wide receiver Cam Worthy to three-year contract, sources say

The Ravens have reached a three-year deal with undrafted East Carolina wide receiver Cam Worthy, according to a source.

The deal includes a $2,500 signing bonus.

Worthy was cleared during the Indianapolis medical recheck after fracturing his foot in the Medal of Honor all-star game.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder has run the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds in the past, but was unable to work out for NFL teams this spring or at the NFL scouting combine.

Worthy was selected to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Worthy caught 47 passes for 886 yards and three touchdowns last season.

In two seasons, Worthy had 66 catches for 1,181 yards and five touchdowns.

In the Birmingham Bowl against Florida, Worthy caught eight passes for 130 yards and a touchdown.


Worthy played opposite record-setting wide receiver Justin Hardy.

In testing at the school, Worthy had a 43-inch vertical leap, a 10-9 broad jump, a 335-pound bench press, 465-pound squat and a 308-pound power clean.

Worthy caught 19 passes...

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Ravens' preseason dates and kickoff times announced

The Ravens have finalized their preseason schedule dates and kickoff times. They previously announced their preseason opponents and tentative dates.

The Ravens host the New Orleans Saints at M&T Bank Stadium on Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m., play the Philadelphia Eagles on Aug. 22 at Lincoln Financial Field at 7 p.m., host the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium on Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and wrap up the preseason against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome at 7 p.m. on Sept. 3.



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Rookie Maxx Williams is Ravens' latest potential star tight end

Maxx Williams hasn't set foot on an NFL practice field, yet is getting a ton of early praise from analysts and fans.

Some of that is because Williams was believed to be the top tight end in the 2015 draft. Some also comes from the sheer joy that was generated when the Ravens essentially stole the Minnesota tight end from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Williams was effective but not spectacular for the Golden Gophers, catching 36 passes for 569 yards and eight touchdowns last season. But his new team has a darn-good track record when it comes to selecting tight ends high in the draft.

Before this year's draft, the Ravens had selected nine tight ends since 1996, including four in the fourth round or higher. Each of those players, at the least, became solid contributors and a couple became stars.

Todd Heap, selected 31st overall in 2001 out of Arizona State, leads the list. In 10 seasons with the Ravens, Heap made 467 receptions for 5,492 yards (both second-most in franchise history) and scored...

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Ravens undrafted rookie running back Terrence Magee (LSU) says he has 'all-around skills'

Terrence Magee operated in a versatile role for the LSU Tigers, lining up at running back, wide receiver and returning kicks. A high school quarterback, Magee even completed a 44-yard pass in a game against Mississippi State.

He is hoping to provide similar versatility for the Ravens after agreeing to a three-year contract (which includes a $3,000 signing bonus) as an undrafted free agent.

"I'm an all-around back and my biggest attribute is my ability to play on third downs and protect the quarterback and win matchups with linebackers," Magee told The Baltimore Sun. "I have all-around skills."

Magee chose the Ravens over the Atlanta Falcons and several other teams after talking with running backs coach Thomas Hammock. He rushed for 1,330 career rushing yards and a dozen touchdowns.

"I was very excited to go to the Ravens," Magee said. "I was kind of unsure where I was going to go, but, after talking it over with my agent and talking to coach Hammock, that was the best fit for me."


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Joe Rankin (Morgan State), TraVaughn Paschal (Arundel) invited to Browns, Bills minicamps

Former Morgan State cornerback Joe Rankin was invited to the Cleveland Browns' rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, according to his agent, Scott Bergman.

Former Kentucky outside linebacker TraVaughn Paschal, an Arundel graduate, has been invited to the Buffalo Bills' rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, according to a source.

Rankin worked overnight for several months as a forklift operator this past year, toiling away to save up enough money to train for another shot at the NFL.

Rankin went undrafted last year, participated in the Ravens' rookie minicamp on a tryout basis and was not signed.

"I'm definitely very hungry and excited," Rankin said in a telephone interview. "I've been training and trying to better myself to give it another go and hopefully put up some good numbers and grab the attention of NFL scouts.

"I was working overnight so I could train during the day. I did that for five months to save enough money to devote myself full time to training. I'm taking all of the experiences...

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