Trent Steelman of the Army Black Knights passes the ball in the fourth quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Nov. 10, 2012 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J.
Trent Steelman of the Army Black Knights passes the ball in the fourth quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Nov. 10, 2012 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. (Elsa / Getty Images)

The Ravens are signing former Army quarterback Trent Steelman to a contract and cutting undrafted rookie quarterback Jerry Lovelocke (Edmondson), according to sources.

Steelman tried out this week at wide receiver during an audition that included former Grambling quarterback D.J. Williams, retired Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams' son, and former West Georgia quarterback Austin Trainor.

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Steelman was offered a rookie contract by the Ravens two years ago, but was unable to accept because of his service commitment.

Steelman played wide receiver for Team USA football this summer and was named Most Valuable Player of the International Olympic Committee International Federation of American Football men's senior world championship.

Steelman was the starting quarterback for Army and set a record with 46 games and 32 consecutive starts, rushing for a school-record 45 touchdowns. He set the single-season school record with 17 rushing touchdowns.

Steelman was the only Army player to rush and pass for over 2,000 yards each in a single season. Steelman also worked out for the New England Patriots this year.

Army was the only Division I-A program to offer Steelman a scholarship out of high school.

Steelman served in the Army at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga., before the Army told him he was free to pursue the NFL. He's now serving on reserve duty.

Steelman returned to Kentucky to train for the NFL draft, participating in the NFL veteran combine in Arizona.

Lovelocke was signed this spring after going undrafted out of Prairie View A&M.

Lovelocke was a 6-foot-5, 240-pound four-year starter who passed for 39 touchdowns and 18 interceptions over the past two seasons. He also rushed for 19 touchdowns and played in the Gridiron Showcase All-Star game and the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Lovelocke enrolled at Prairie View after being offered scholarships by Kent State, Bowling Green, Akron, Toledo and Temple. He played in the Crab Bowl after passing for 4,057 yards and 35 touchdowns in his final two high school seasons.

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