Redman signs one-year deal with Ravens

Former Cardinal Chris Redman signed a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday.

Chris Redman signed a one year deal on Wednesday to stay in Baltimore. Redman, a restricted free agent signed the Ravens' tender of $1.318 million.

The fourth year pro started six games for the Ravens last season before a back injury forced him to miss the last 10 games. That back was eventually operated on, and Redman appears to be almost all the way back, throwing and moving around without pain at the team's recent minicamp.


Not taking any chances, however, the Ravens gave up next year's first round pick and this year's second round pick to move back up into the first round to select California quarterback Kyle Boller.

Ravens coach Brian Billick has indicated that Redman and Boller will compete for the starting job, although he has admitted that Redman has a big advantage heading into training camp.

Despite the move to acquire Boller, the Ravens have not given up on developing Redman. "We still feel like Chris has a very bright future," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said. "He knows the system, understands what we want from him, and just seems a lot more confident at this point in his career."

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