The Ravens continued to tinker with their roster as they approach today's 4 p.m. first full-team practice of training camp, signing former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Logan Payne, and waiving undrafted free agent fullback Jamison Berryhill.
Payne, who is 6-2 and 203 pounds, last played in the NFL in 2008 for the Seattle Seahawks when he started two games and caught three balls for 39 yards in the season opener. In a Week Two game, he tore the media collateral ligament in his knee and spent the rest of the 2008 season on injured reserve.
After being cut from the Seahawks' practice squad in 2009, Payne spent time on the practice squads of the Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings during 2009 and 2010. He started training camp last year with the New York Jets but he was placed on injured reserve after dislocating his wrist in training camp. He was ultimately waived following the season.
Payne, 27, played his college football at Minnesota, registering 97 catches for 1,344 yads and 11 touchdowns in his four-year career. He went undrafted out of college.
The addition of Payne leaves the Ravens with 12 receivers on their current roster. Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, LaQuan Williams, Tandon Doss, Tommy Streeter, Deonte Thompson, Devin Goda, Patrick Williams, Dorian Graham and David Reed are the others.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday that it would be a "huge upset" if Reed returned for training camp after he tore an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in a game last December. He's currently on the physically unable to perform list.
The release of Berryhill, who played his college ball at Texas, leaves Pro Bowl selection Vonta Leach as the only fullback on the Ravens' roster.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun