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.
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."