Before a two-day rookie minicamp that starts Friday, the Ravens are expected to bring in Notre Dame defensive end Travis Leitko, San Diego State linebacker Joe Martin, San Diego State cornerback Terrell Maze and Mississippi State defensive lineman Andrew Powell, according to their respective sports information departments or agents.
Leitko is a 6-foot-7, 270-pounder aerospace engineering major who had 10 tackles in 10 games last season with one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery.
Martin is a 6-1-225-pound middle linebacker who led the Aztecs last season with 109 tackles, seven and ½ tackles for losses and three sacks. He also forced one fumble.
Maze is a 6-0, 175-pounder who registered 57 tackles, five tackles for losses, one interception, seven pass deflections, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery last season.
Powell is a 6-0, 298-pound nose guard who once held a fairly high draft grade, but only ran a 5.35 in the 40-yard dash at his campus workout that the Ravens attended. He bench pressed 225 pounds16 times.
He had 39 tackles, six for losses, as a junior. As a senior, he totaled 34 tackles, two for losses with two sacks over the past two seasons.
The Ravens will bring in at least 16 undrafted rookies for physicals today and expected contract signings.
NOTE: The four-year, $20.3 million contract extension inked recently by nose guard Kelly Gregg carries this annual breakdown: $3.5 million guaranteed money, $800,000 base salary in 2007; $3 million base salary in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and increases to $3.5 million in 2011 and 2012. His 2007 salary-cap figure is $1.78 million.
Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland.
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