Ravens Sign Two Defensive Backs

Baltimore added veteran CB Travis Fisher and rookie S/CB Brad Jones.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Monday, May 17th, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

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The Ravens restocked their injury-depleted secondary corps Tuesday, signing veteran cornerback Travis Fisher and rookie safety/cornerback Brad Jones.

Fisher and Jones were invited to Owings Mills, Md., for tryouts at the Ravens’ first minicamp this past weekend and obviously impressed.

“[Fisher] played well,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said.  ”Very solid player – good feet, good technician, works really hard, understands the game, really picked the defense up quickly, and we threw a lot at him.  Travis did a nice job.”

The 5-foot-10 Fisher has eight years of experience between the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks and is a former second-round draft pick out of Central Florida.

Last year, Fisher battled an early hamstring injury and ended up playing in just four games in Seattle. In 2007 with Detroit, he started 13 games, made 78 tackles, five pass deflections and two interceptions.

Jones is a 6-foot, 192-pound rookie from Cincinnati who has experience at cornerback and safety. He recorded 42 tackles as a senior and two interceptions as a junior backup, including one against Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford.

Jones was not invited to the Scouting Combine, but drew interest from a number of teams after impressive offseason workouts, according to National Football Post.

Fisher and Jones join Cary Williams and second-year cornerback K.J. Gerard in the competition for the No. 3 and No. 4 cornerback spots if starters Fabian Washington and Lardarius Webb can’t return by the start of the season. Jones also should fill in for safeties Ed Reed (hip) and Haruki Nakamura (leg).

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