Lots of talk, but no deals for Ravens' top picks

OWINGS MILLS – Wide receiver Mark Clayton remained in limbo Friday along with the Baltimore Ravens' other three unsigned draft picks. In town and ready to report once his contract is finalized, Clayton is one of 22 first-round draft picks without a signed contract as of Friday night. His agent, Ben Dogra, indicated that negotiations continued Friday without adding details. The Ravens report to training camp Sunday afternoon and begin practice at McDaniel College on Monday.

As the 22nd overall pick of the draft, the former Oklahoma standout wide receiver is likely to receive a contract slightly larger than Oakland Raiders cornerback Fabian Washington, the No. 23 overall pick. Washington signed a five-year, $7.8 million pact that included $5.3 million in guaranteed money.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are deadlocked in talks with No. 21 overall pick Matt   Jones as they wait to see how rich Clayton's deal will be in comparison to last year's No. 22 overall pick: Buffalo Bills quarterback J.P. Losman.
Losman signed a five-year deal worth $7.7 million. However, it's likely that a done deal for Jones won't be required by Baltimore as a benchmark for completing Clayton's contract.
Meanwhile, the agent for linebacker Dan Cody, the Ravens' second-round pick, said no deal was imminent for the 53rd overall selection.
"We're still negotiating," said Drew Rosenhaus, Cody's representative. "Nothing to update at this point."
While there was no apparent movement regarding Clayton, Cody or offensive tackle Adam Terry (second round), Baltimore appears to be inching closer to a deal with center Jason Brown (fourth round).
Brown's agent said a lot of progress has been made, including agreeing on a three-year term.
"We've gotten a lot done," Harold Lewis said. "We're still kicking around the numbers and working hard to get Jason into camp on time."
NOTES: The Ravens sold out all of their single-game tickets for the regular season within 10 minutes Friday morning. The Ravens still have preseason tickets available against the Philadelphia Eagles (Aug. 20) and the Washington Redskins (Sept. 1), with an estimated 300 tickets available for both contests as of Friday afternoon. …
The Ravens signed 5-foot-10, 225-pound rookie free agent running back Alex Haynes, Central Florida's all-time leading rusher with 3,356 yards and 27 touchdowns, along with cornerback Mark Estelle. The 5-9, 180-pound Estelle played in the CFL last year for the Montreal Alouettes after earning All-Sun Belt Conference honors at Utah State.

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