Baltimore Ravens

Ravens place rookie cornerback Julian Wilson on injured reserve

The Ravens have placed rookie cornerback Julian Wilson on injured reserve.

The undrafted free agent from Oklahoma was waived-injured Thursday and went unclaimed off waivers.


Wilson broke his leg during a rookie minicamp and underwent surgery. He was one of the Ravens' most heavily recruited undrafted rookies, signing with the team over offers from the Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns. The deal with the Ravens includes a $9,000 signing bonus, according to a source.

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


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.

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. He bench-pressed 225 pounds 15 times.

An Academic All-Big 12 Conference 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.

Wilson was a four-star recruit growing up in Oklahoma City, running the 100 meters in 10.2 seconds.