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Report: QB Hunter Cantwell to join practice squad

Hunter Cantwell, a second-year quarterback out of Louisville, will be signed to the Ravens' practice squad, according to WPSD-TV (the NBC affiliate in Paducah, Ky.)

A Ravens spokesman couldn't confirm the signing of Cantwell, a 6-foot-4, 236-pound prospect. The team, though, could use a third quarterback after releasing Troy Smith on Saturday.

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Cantwell spent last season on the Carolina Panthers' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster in December when Jake Delhomme was placed on injured reserve, but he was cut again by Carolina on Saturday.

The Ravens are carrying two quarterbacks on their active roster for the first time since 2006 and currently have two spots open on their practice squad.

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Cantwell walked on at Louisville and backed up Brian Brohm in his first three seasons. He started two games each in 2005 and 2006 when Brohm was hurt. At the end of his freshman season, Cantwell started the 2006 Gator Bowl, throwing for 216 yards and three touchdowns in Louisville's loss to Virginia Tech.

As a senior, he threw for 2,493 yards and 16 touchdowns.

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