This just in from the Ravens.  The team signed 16 undrafted rookie free agents today. Five offensive, eight defensive and three special teams players. The Ravens have a rookie minicamp going on today and tomorrow that will include their drafted players as well as the UFAs.

The new guys:


Kendrick Ballantyne, TE, 6-4, 243
Finished  two-year college career with 57 catches for 837 yards (14.7 avg.) and 8 TDs in 17 games.

Brendan Carney, P, 6-4, 203
Can punt and kick off.


Marcus Freeman, TE, 6-2, 246
Notre Dame
Played primarily as the second TE in college.

Willie Gaston, CB, 5-10, 187
Finished college career with 183 tackles, 6 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 43 passes defended and a blocked kick in 49 games.

Donnie Johnson, S, 6-0, 209
Penn State
In addition to defensive duties, made contributions on special teams, blocking three punts.

Edgar Jones, DE, 6-3, 263
Southeast Missouri State
In Division 1-AA program, averaged more than one sack and nearly two tackles for losses per game.

Nick Leeson, LS, 6-1, 255
Virginia Tech
Just one bad snap in three seasons.

Travis Leitko, DE, 6-6, 273
Notre Dame
Returned to Notre Dame last year  after leaving school following the 2004 season to take care of his parents, who were both stricken with cancer;  both recovered. Played as a DT as a senior.

Damien Linson, WR, 5-10, 186
Central Michigan
Finished college career with 155 reception, 2,279 yards and 17 TDs.

Joe Martin, LB, 6-1, 229
San Diego State
A former walk-on, he led team with 109 tackles (57 solo) last year.

Terrell Maze, CB, 5-10, 171
San Diego State
In college, had 136 total tackles, 4 interceptions and 20 passes defended.

Andrew Powell, DT, 6-0, 317
Mississippi State
In college made 117 tackles, including 10 for losses and 3 sacks.

Greg Pruitt, Jr., RB, 5-9, 210
North Carolina Central
Son of  Gregory, Sr., four-time Pro Bowl RB with the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders.  Rushed for 3,008 yards in college.

James Wilhoit, K, 5-10, 200
Ended his final season with eight straight field goals and made 11 of his last 12.

Matt Willis, WR, 5-11, 185
Ex-track guy who can stretch the field. Career stats were 24 receptions for 248 yards and 2 TDs

Lawrence Wilson, DT, 6-0, 296
Point-of-attack line plugger; just four starts as a senior.