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Alabama safety Nick Perry, and several others, join Ravens' undrafted free agent class

Alabama safety Nick Perry is signing with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent.

Perry told The Baltimore Sun he's extremely excited to join the Ravens. He had private workouts for the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts prior to the NFL draft.

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He is a 6-foot-1, 211-pound defensive back from Prattville, Ala., who played safety, nickelback and a hybrid linebacker position for the Crimson Tide.

After playing behind Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Vinny Sunseri and Mark Barron earlier in his career, Perry emerged as a key player for Alabama last season. He made 80 tackles, fourth overall on the nation's sixth-ranked defense. He also intercepted two passes.

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Perry ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout and performed well in positional drills. He also had a 33-inch vertical leap and a 9-11 broad jump.

Perry had a medical redshirt as a junior year when he had partially torn labrum and underwent surgery. He played last season as a fifth-year senior, taking graduate courses toward a master's degree.

Perry entered last season with 41 career tackles, two for losses, a sack and four pass breakups.

Prior to the medical redshirt year, Perry played in every game in 2012, including four starts, and made 38 tackles, had a fumble recovery, broke up two passes and had a sack.

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A four-star recruit and a SuperPrep All-American, Perry chose Alabama over Auburn, LSU, Vanderbilt, Stanford and Southern Mississippi. He had six interceptions as a senior.

The Ravens are also signing Michigan defensive end-outside linebacker Brennen Beyer, according to NFL sources. The deal includes a $6,000 signing bonus. Beyer was highly recommended by veteran Michigan defensive coach Greg Mattison, who's a former Ravens defensive coordinator.

The Ravens also agreed to a free agent deal with Sacramento State wide receiver DeAndre Carter, according to a source. The Ravens met with Carter at the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl, according to a league source.

At his Pro Day workout, Carter ran a 4.43 in the 40-yard dash and had an impressive 3.80 short shuttle. His short shuttle is the fastest wide receiver time, and his 6.64 three-cone drill ranked second.

Carter led all Football Championship Subdivision schools with 99 catches for 1,321 yards and a school-record 17 touchdowns.

Carter was a first-team All-American last season and was a first-team All-Big Sky Conference selection.

The 5-foot-8 1/2, 192-pounder also had a 38 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 10-6 broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 16 times. He caught 64 passes for 934 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior. He finished his career with 207 receptions for 2,760 yards and 35 touchdowns.

The Ravens also agreed to a free agent deal with Alabama linebacker Trey DePriest and LSU running back Terrence Magee, according to a source.

Magee chose the Ravens over the Atlanta Falcons and several other teams and received a $3,000 signing bonus. He rushed for 1,330 career rushing yards and a dozen touchdowns.

The 5-foot-9, 217-pound back ran the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds and had a 37-inch vertical leap. He bench pressed 225 pounds 22 times. Magee rushed for 571 yards and three touchdowns as a senior.

Colorado State-Pueblo outside linebacker-defensive end Darius Allen also agreed to a free agent deal with the Ravens, according to a source.

Allen visited the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts and had private workouts for the Cardinals, Colts, Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys.

The 6-foot-2, 241-pound defender ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout and three NFL teams had him at 4.66. He bench pressed 225 pounds 19 times and had a 31 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 9.6 broad jump, a 4.3 short shuttle and a 7.06 three-cone drill.

Allen led Division II with 15 1/2 sacks as a junior and was named All-American. He won the Gene Upshaw award as the nation’s top Division II lineman.

As a senior, Allen had nine sacks and 14 tackles for losses with three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries and 43 tackles and was named All-American again and all-conference and conference Defensive Player of the Year.

In 43 career games, Allen had 180 tackles with 34 1/2 sacks, 58 tackles for loss, nine forced fumbles with six fumble recoveries.

Oklahoma cornerback Julian Wilson also agreed to terms with the Ravens, according to a source. The deal includes a $9,000 signing bonus.

He met with the Ravens at the NFL scouting combine, discussing defensive schemes with secondary coach Chris Hewitt. Wilson has prototypical size and speed for an NFL defensive back and was pursued by multiple NFL teams.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound cornerback has 32 3/8-inch arms, 9 1/4-inch hands and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout and bench-pressed 225 pounds 15 times.

At the NFL scouting combine, Wilson ran a 4.58 and had a 36-inch vertical leap. Wilson trained at IMG Academy along with Penn State safety Adrian Amos (Calvert Hall) along with secondary coach Cory Robinson, the founder of Next Level Nation.

Wilson worked out for the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons.

An Academic All-Big 12 selection, Wilson started nine games at cornerback last season for the Sooners before missing the Russell Athletic Bowl against Clemson because of an injury. He finished the season with 39 tackles and one interception.

As a junior, he was a first-team Academic All-Big 12 pick, starting all but two games as he played in every game. He had 26 tackles and a career-high three interceptions.

As a sophomore, he was an Academic All-Big 12 pick and played in every game with two starts against Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. He majored in human relations.

Wilson was a four-star recruit growing up in Oklahoma City and ran the 100 meters in 10.2 seconds. He had 43 tackles as a senior and caught 21 passes for 356 yards and three touchdowns.

The Ravens have reached a three-year deal with undrafted East Carolina wide receiver Cam Worthy, according to a source.

The deal includes a $2,500 signing bonus.

Worthy was cleared during the Indianapolis medical recheck after fracturing his foot in the Medal of Honor all-star game.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder has run the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds in the past, but was unable to work out for NFL teams this spring or at the NFL scouting combine.

Worthy was selected to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Worthy caught 47 passes for 886 yards and three touchdowns last season.

The Ravens also agreed to terms with Iowa State outside linebacker-defensive end Cory Morrissey, Ohio State offensive tackle Darryl Baldwin, Harvard offensive lineman Nick Easton, Louisiana-Monroe punter-kicker Justin Manton, Rutgers offensive lineman Kaleb Johnson, BYU offensive lineman De'Ondre Wesley and Mississippi State offensive tackle Blaine Clausell, according to sources.

The following players agreed to free agent deals, but weren't signed to contracts either due to failed physicals or other complications: Troy offensive lineman Terrence Jones, San Jose State offensive lineman David Peterson and Northern Colorado defensive tackle Lexington Smith

The Ravens invited James Madison wide receiver Daniel Brown, Thomas More running back Dominique Hayden and USC safety Gerald Bowman to their rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, according to a source.

The Ravens also invited Maryland defensive end Andre Monroe to the minicamp on a tryout basis, according to a source.

The Ravens have invited Purdue cornerback Antoine Lewis to their minicamp on a tryout basis, according to a source.

Wyoming defensive tackle Patrick Mertens has been invited to the Ravens' rookie minicamp on the tryout basis, according to his agent.

Harvard cornerback-safety Norman Hayes has been invited to the minicamp on a tryout basis, according to a source.

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