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
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
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
Just one bad snap in three seasons.
Travis Leitko, DE, 6-6, 273
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
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
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.