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Dameon Hunter Scores TD in NFL Europe debut
Dameon Hunter got some playing time in the first game of the NFL Europe season, and the running back was able to run the ball 9 times for 22 yards and caught one pass for 13. He also scored a touchdown on a 4 yard run early in the fourth quarter to give his team, the F.C. Barcelona Dragons, a 13-12 lead. Eventually, the Dragons lost the game to the Frankfurt Galaxy 15-13. Hunter, an undrafted free agent from Utah who made the Ravens final 53 man roster for 2002, was allocated by the Ravens to NFL Europe.
Randy Hymes Re-signs with Baltimore
The Ravens have re-signed wide receiver Randy Hymes. Hymes, who was mostly a quarterback in college, played in six games for the Ravens, starting the last two of the season. During those last two games, he showed promise, catching 5 passes for 112 yards. The 6'3 211 pound Grambling State product was an exclusive rights free agent.
Byron Leftwich Billick and Newsome among those at his workout
Byron Leftwich finally had his audition for NFL scouts on Monday in Florida. The Marshall quarterback had been unable to work out due to a fractured left tibia sustained last November. According to NFL.Com, Leftwich measured up at 6'5 and 3/8 and weighed in at 236 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash twice between 4.85 and 4.92 seconds, and also ran a 4.50 short shuttle and a 7.71 three-cone drill. The Washington, D.C. native took all his snaps from center, which was important to scouts, as he had played most of his college career in a shotgun. Leftwich seemed to show no ill effects of his leg injury, showing no limp during his workout and showing good movement while rolling out to both his left and right. At least four head coaches and two GM's of teams drafting in the top 10 were represented at the workout, including Ozzie Newsome and Brian Billick of the Ravens. According to NFL.Com, Billick, in particular, seemed to be impressed with Leftwich's movement during his workout. The Ravens pick 10th in the draft and it is believed they are considering selecting a quarterback with their pick. They have already had a private workout with California's Kyle Boller, generally considered the third best quarterback behind Leftwich and USC's Carson Palmer, who most feel will end being taken by Cincinnati with the first pick. It is unclear whether the Ravens will have a private showing with Leftwich as well.
David Kircus Ravens work him out
The Ravens worked out David Kircus last week. The 6'1 180 wide receiver, who starred for 2002 NCAA Division II champion Grand Valley State, is considered a mid to late round prospect.
Brian Griese Likely to be too expensive for Ravens
According to a published report, Brian Griese is leaning towards signing with the Dolphins when he is released by the Broncos in June. Griese, whose father, Bob, was a Hall of Fame quarterback for the Dolphins, is looking for a similiar deal to the one Jake Plummer received from Denver (7 years, $40 million). That high price tag is will probably eliminate the Ravens, who likely won't go any higher than the $1.5 million or so first year salary they were offering Jeff Blake, from being a serious bidder for Griese. The Ravens are also expected to draft a quarterback in the first or second round.
Anthony Wright Re-signs with Ravens
According to a web report, quarterback Anthony Wright signed a one year contract worth $605,000 on April 5th to remain with the Ravens. Wright, who was a restricted free agent, could possibly challenge for a backup spot to presumed starter Chris Redman. However, the Ravens are expected to select a quarterback high in the NFL draft later this month, and are also expected to bring in a more seasoned veteran to possibly compete with Redman for the starting job.



 


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