Stover to announce Ravens' second and third-round picks
By By Jeff Zrebiec
Apr 23, 2012 | 6:59 PM
After the Ravens decide on their second and third-round picks on Day Two of the draft Friday night, they'll allow one of the franchise's most beloved players to spread the word to everyone else.
Kicker Matt Stover, the franchise's leading scorer and an important member of the 2000 Super Bowl-winning team, will go to the podium at Radio City Music Hall in New York and announce the team's second-round pick (60 overall) and third-round pick (91st overall) on Friday. Coverage of the second round starts at 7 p.m.
This marks the second straight year the league will have NFL alumni announce Day Two selections. Each team will represented by at least one player and the St. Louis Rams will be represented by two (wide receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt).
Linebacker Peter Boulware announced the Ravens' second-round selection, wide receiver Torrey Smith, last year. Stover, who was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor last November, was a 12th round selection of the New York Giants in the 1999 Draft.
In other news, the NFL announced today that offseason and preseason rosters will expand from 80 to 90 players. The change takes effect at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
Teams will be required to cut down their roster form 90 to 75 after their third preseason game, and the final cut down to 53 will come after the fourth and final preseason game.
All active, inactive, practice squad, exempt and reserve list players, along with unsigned draft choices and franchised free agents will count toward the 90 players.