Baltimore Ravens

Ravens sign Jerell Adams, who’s expected to compete for third tight end spot

Houston Texans tight end Jerell Adams (89) catches a pass during aa training camp practice July 25, 2019, in Houston.

The Ravens have signed tight end Jerell Adams, team officials confirmed Monday afternoon, adding more competition for their third tight end spot.

Adams, 27, was selected by the New York Giants in the sixth round of the 2016 draft. He spent two seasons with New York before stints on the practice squad with the Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints. The 6-foot-5, 254-pound player has recorded 24 career receptions for 214 yards and one touchdown.


The Ravens have an open competition for their third tight end after trading Hayden Hurst in the offseason. The team was expected to enter training camp with three players vying for the position: second-year player Charles Scarff, as well as undrafted rookies Eli Wolf and Jacob Breeland.

The team last week placed Breeland, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last year at Oregon, on the active non-football injury list and he is not expected to play this season.