Ravens undrafted rookie wide receiver DeAndre Carter had a solid practice Saturday, catching several passes and displayed a quick burst off the line of scrimmage.
Ravens undrafted rookie wide receiver DeAndre Carter had a solid practice Saturday, catching several passes and displaying a quick burst off the line of scrimmage.
Carter was a first-team All-American at Sacramento State, leading all Football Championship Subdivision schools with 99 catches for 1,321 yards and 17 touchdowns last season.
Although relatively undersized at 5 feet 8 and 185 pounds, Carter is athletic. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds and had a 38 1/2-inch vertical leap, a 10-6 broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 16 times at his Pro Day.
Carter was an All-Big Sky Conference selection who finished his career with 207 catches for 2,760 yards and 35 touchdowns. Carter is also a candidate to return punts. He returned a punt for a touchdown last season, averaging 23.7 yards on kickoff returns for his career and 12.5 yards per punt return.
"DeAndre's done a good job," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "He's done a really nice job as a receiver and he's looked good as a punt returner. He's had some experience with that in college, so that's a plus."
Harbaugh didn't have much of a reaction when asked about the NFL investigative report by Ted Wells that concluded that the New England Patriots were probably aware of team employees deflating footballs. Harbaugh said he hasn't read the Wells report. "No, I've been a little more busy than that," Harbaugh said. "I've heard about it. Not that I would share, but thanks for asking. Our business is right here. We'll take care of our business." ... Undrafted rookie wide receiver Cam Worthy (East Carolina) was limited in drills. Worthy is coming off a broken foot suffered in the Medal of Honor all-star game. Worthy, who had a 43-inch vertical leap, caught 55 passes for 1,016 yards and four touchdowns last season. In the Birmingham Bowl against Florida, Worthy caught eight passes for 130 yards and a touchdown. ... Harbaugh expressed disappointment about rookie cornerback Julian Wilson, an undrafted player from Oklahoma, breaking his leg during practice Friday. Wilson will undergo surgery and is out for the season. "Julian Wilson, young corner for us was doing a really nice job," Harbaugh said. "He fell awkwardly on a route that he was covering and he broke his lower leg. He'll be out for the year. He'll move on from that. He'll still be with us and be a part of us. He's got a lot of potential as a player. I was disappointed in that sense." ... Three returning Ravens players from last season participated in the minicamp: quarterbacks Keith Wenning and Bryn Renner and outside linebacker Zach Thompson.