Ravens backup long snapper Patrick Scales signed his $435,000 exclusive-rights free agent tender.
Scales was signed last season after long snappers Kevin McDermott (elbow) and Morgan Cox (torn anterior cruciate ligament) suffered season-ending injuries. He had a high snap against the Pittsburgh Steelers that led to a safety in a playoff game.
The Ravens have signed seven exclusive-rights free agents: Scales, tight end Phillip Supernaw ($585,000), cornerback Rashaan Melvin ($585,000), safety Brynden Trawick ($585,000), wide receiver Kamar Aiken ($585,000), cornerback Tramain Jacobs ($510,000) and center-guard Ryan Jensen ($510,000).
The remaining unsigned exclusive-rights free agents are defensive tackle Casey Walker ($510,000) and running back Fitz Toussaint ($510,000).
Maryland defensive tackle Darius Kilgo worked out for the Ravens today at team headquarters during their local prospect day, according to his agent, John Thornton.
Kilgo has visited the Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins. Kilgo is projected as a late-round NFL draft pick.
Kilgo met with the New England Patriots prior to the Terps' Pro Day workout in College Park.
The 6-foot-2, 313-pound defensive tackle played in the East-West Shrine all-star game.
At his Pro Day workout, Kilgo bench pressed 225 pounds 33 times and ran the 40-yard dash in 5.1 seconds.
Kilgo had 31 tackles, eight for losses and two sacks last season. As a junior, Kilgo had 37 tackles, 6.5 for losses, and 2.5 sacks. In his sophomore season, Kilgo had 40 tackles, five for losses, with a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.
Kilgo chose the Terps over Clemson, Tennessee, Auburn, East Carolina, South Carolina and Michigan State.Read more
The Ravens experienced life without top cornerback Jimmy Smith last year and decided it was not something they wanted to go through again in the foreseeable future.
In one of their biggest moves this offseason, the Ravens agreed to terms Tuesday with Smith on a four-year, $48 million contract extension that includes $21 million in guaranteed money, according to NFL sources. The agreement, which essentially works out to a five-year deal because the 26-year-old is entering the final season on his rookie contract, averages $10.275 million annually in new money.
“I’m tremendously happy just to be a Raven for the next five years of my career, and I plan on getting rings,” Smith said in a news conference at the team facility. “Now, I can just focus on getting healthy and getting back on the field. That’s all my focus.”
For the Ravens, the move locks up one of the top young cornerbacks in the NFL and stabilizes a secondary that struggled last season as a result of injuries and ineffectiveness....Read more
Virginia wide receiver and kick returner Darius Jennings attended the Ravens' local prospect day, according to sources.
The former Gilman standout finished his career with a school-record 1,839 career kick return yards, ranking fifth all-time with 133 career receptions, ninth with 1,667 receiving yards and 11th with 3,719 all-purpose yards.
At his campus Pro Day workout, Jennings ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds with a 37-inch vertical leap, a 10-3 broad jump, a 4.29 20-yard shuttle and a 6.95 three-cone drill.
Jennings was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference honorable-mention selection as a kick returner last season.
He averaged 27.1 yards per kickoff return, caught 27 passes for 521 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. He also led the Cavaliers with 1,313 all-purpose yards last season.
As a junior, Jennings caught 38 passes for 340 yards and three touchdowns.
As a sophomore, Jennings led Virgnia with 568 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
Maryland star wide receiver Stefon Diggs is participating in the Ravens' local prospect at team headquarters today, according to sources.
Diggs has visited the Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers and has met with the New England Patriots. Patriots coach Bill Belichick and vice president of player personnel Nick Caserio attended the Terps' Pro Day workout.
The Ravens are in the market for a wide receiver after Torrey Smith signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers this offseason.
Diggs declared for the NFL draft after his junior season with the Terps. In his college career, he had 150 receptions for 2,227 yards and 14 touchdowns.
The former blue-chip recruit from Good Counsel ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds during the combine. Diggs' time was nearly as fast as New York Giants standout wide receiver Odell Beckham's 4.43 last year at the combine.
Diggs also had a 35-inch vertical leap. The 6-foot, 195-pounder had a 4.11 in the short shuttle, an 11.46 60-yard...Read more
Maryland wide receiver Deon Long is participating in the Ravens' local prospect day today at team headquarters.
Long ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 to 4.58 seconds at the Terps' Pro Day workout before 30 NFL teams, including New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and director of player personnel Nick Caserio. Long ran a 4.51 at the NFL scouting combine.
Long has drawn interest from several teams, including the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers. Long bench pressed 225 pounds 13 times and had a 34 1/2 inch vertical leap.
Long attended four colleges, going to West Virginia, New Mexico and Iowa Western Junior College before completing his career with the Terps.
A Washington native who played at Dunbar, Long increased awareness about his skills during the East-West Shrine all-star game after catching 51 passes for 575 yards and two touchdowns last season.
The 6-foot, 192-pounder caught 100 passes at Iowa Western as a junior college All-American for 1,625 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Long was...Read more