Ravens sign outside linebacker D.J. Roberts, cut quarterback Nick Stephens

Linebacker signed after rookie minicamp tryout

By Aaron Wilson

The Baltimore Sun

1:56 PM EDT, May 30, 2014


The Ravens have signed undrafted rookie outside linebacker D.J. Roberts and cut quarterback Nick Stephens.

Roberts participated in the Ravens' rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

He played collegiately at Tennessee-Martin where he rhad 53 tackles, 11 for losses, four sacks and a forced fumble last season. He finished his career with 12.5 sacks.

The 6-foot-2, 252-pounder played defensive end in college but projects to outside linebacker in the Ravens' 3-4 defense.

Stephens is a former Tartleton State player who began his career at Tennessee. He was signed to the Ravens' practice squad in October and signed to a reserve-future deal after the season.

The Ravens now have three quarterbacks on the roster: Joe Flacco and backups Tyrod Taylor and Keith Wenning, a rookie sixth-round draft pick.