The Ravens met with Tennessee State offensive guard Robert Myers during the NFL scouting combine last week.
Myers also talked with the Ravens during the Senior Bowl all-star game.
Myers is a 6-foot-5, 329-pound second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection who played in the Senior Bowl, but hurt his ankle that week. He was still able to participate in the scouting combine and is projected as a fifth-round draft target by analysts.
He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.44 seconds, a fairly pedestrian time. He had a 27.5-inch vertical leap.
Myers was a three-year starter at Tennessee State and a two-time all-conference selection.
The Ravens have reached a two-year agreement in principle with veteran defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi, according to league sources.
Bilukidi was claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals last season.
He played in four games and recorded three tackles in 2014 for the Ravens. He ended the season on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
A 2012 sixth-round NFL draft pick by the Oakland Raiders, the 6-foot-5, 320-pound lineman played in 13 games in 2012 and recorded eight tackles and one pass deflection.
In 2013, he played in five games for the Raiders and had five tackles and one sack. Born in Angola, Bilukidi went to high school in Canada. He played collegiately at Georgia State.
Bilukidi has 16 carer tackles and one sack in four NFL seasons.
The Ravens are still contending with a tight salary-cap situation as they attempt to restructure the contracts of veteran defensive tackle Haloti Ngata $16 million) and cornerback Lardarius Webb ($12 million).
The Ravens are now $3.889 million under the projected salary cap limit of $143 million. That includes $2.66 million in savings from terminating defensive end Chris Canty's three-year, $8 million contract and $750,00 in cap savings by terminating wide receiver-kick returner Jacoby Jones' four-year, $12 million contract.
The Ravens' cap total also includes a negative adjustment of $3.94 million due to several players triggering incentive clauses. That doesn't include achieved workout bonuses, which will be factored in later. It includes $5.791 million carried over from last season.
The incentive adjustments include outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil ($1 million one-time incentive clause for sacks, escalator clause raising base salary by $1 million annually in 2015, 2016 and 2017),...Read more
The Ravens cut veteran defensive end Chris Canty on Friday morning, a transaction that saves the team $2.66 million against the salary cap.
Canty, 32, was entering the final year of a three-year, $8 million contract. His release comes two days after the team cut veteran wide receiver-kick returner Jacoby Jones.
Canty had contemplated retirement after the season, but he has been training regularly and had already informed the Ravens that he intends to continue playing. Canty met with general manager Ozzie Newsome on Friday morning at the Ravens' training complex, where his contract was terminated.
"It's the business of the NFL, and we move on," Canty said in a telephone interview. "I loved it here. I thanked Steve Bisciotti, Ozzie Newsome and John Harbaugh for giving me an opportunity to be part of the great tradition of this franchise.
"I had a ball. I rediscovered my passion for football. I had a lot of fun. I'm grateful. I'm just looking forward to the next opportunity to continue my...Read more
Editor's note: As Penn State free safety Adrian Amos gets ready for the NFL draft, the former Calvert Hall standout will be sharing details about his preparations with Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson. The 6-foot, 218-pound All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention selection has been projected anywhere from the third round to the fifth round by draft analysts. Here's his fourth entry in the series, coming off his participation in last week's NFL scouting combine, where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds and had a 35.5-inch vertical leap, a 10-2 broad jump, a 4.03 in the 20-yard shuttle and an 11.33 in the 60-yard shuttle:
It was a lot of long days, getting everything done from meeting with coaches to 11:30 at night to waking up real early at 4 o'clock, 5 o'clock to urine tests and a whole bunch of other doctor examinations and MRIs. They really examine everything to see what they're going to invest in. I can't complain too much. This is what I asked for.
I didn't get to eat too...Read more
The Ravens were one of the highest-spending teams in the NFL over the past two years on player salaries, investing a combined $252.25 million in contracts, according to NFL Players Association figures.
The Ravens spent up to 98.54 percent against the salary cap, well above the minimum requirement.
NFL teams must spend a minimum cash requirement of 89 percent of the salary cap between 2013 and 2017. If a team fails to do so, it has to pay the difference to the NFLPA, which is free to distribute the money as it sees fit.
"There are a lot of teams out there that don’t spend to the cap, and we do," Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said during the team's annual State of the Ravens news conference Tuesday. "I’m always envious of those teams right about this time of the year, and then they’re envious of me when we are in the playoffs."
The Ravens spent $125.778 million in cash in 2013 and $126.479 million in 2014.
The salary cap was $133 million last year. It's expected to go up to $143 million...Read more