The Ravens have invested heavily in the cornerback position this offseason, signing Jimmy Smith to a four-year, $48 million extension. The Ravens also restructured cornerback Lardarius Webb's contract. They didn't draft a cornerback until the fourth round.
Former River Hill standout and Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson has signed his four-year, $10.049 million fully guaranteed rookie contract, according to a league source. The Houston Texans first-round draft pick received a $5.5 million signing bonus. The deal includes a fifth-year team option. Johnson was drafted 16th overall.
General manager Ozzie Newsome stood next to Jimmy Smith at the Ravens' training complex a week ago and broke into a wide smile moments after the cornerback signed a four-year, $48 million contract extension.
There's a hint of excitement in the voice of Michael Campanaro when he talks about what the future holds. The Baltimore Ravens slot receiver, coming off a rookie season in which he appeared in six games and made 11 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown, is eying even bigger things next fall in the purple and black
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to testify Tuesday afternoon at the first public listening session of President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing to discuss "building trust and legitimacy between police and the communities they serve," her staff said.
In her 22 years at Johnston Square Elementary School, Janice Shelford has spent more than $15,000 of her own money at the Dollar Store and Staples for school supplies for her students. But as of Thursday, she and dozens of other teachers will be heading to a new supply store whose impact on their classrooms will be priceless — literally.