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Ravens Agree To Terms With QB Bulger

The Ravens signed veteran quarterback Marc Bulger as a backup.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

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The Ravens agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Marc Bulger on a one-year contract Wednesday, pending a physical.

Bulger, 33, should provide the Ravens with a solid veteran backup to compete for the No. 2 job behind Joe Flacco with Troy Smith and John Beck.

Smith, last year’s backup, has spent the past three years in the Ravens’ system while Beck is entering his second. Smith – whose agent publicly lobbied for a trade this offseason – has two career starts under his belt while Beck has four, all of which came back in 2007.

Bulger has 95 career starts on his resume in eight years with the St. Louis Rams.

Bulger was a two-time Pro Bowler, in 2003 and 2006, when he threw for 3,845 and 4,301 yards, respectively. He replaced Kurt Warner in 2001, the year after Warner brought St. Louis a Super Bowl title.

The Rams continued to have a prolific offense in Bulger’s early years, but dropped off the past three in which the team has posted a 5-32 combined record.

After posting a quarterback rating over 92.0 in four of his first five years as a starter, Bulger dropped below 72.0 the last three seasons.

Last year, Bulger suffered a fractured leg in Week 11 and sat out the rest of the season. According to Pro Football Talk, he was scheduled to make $8.5 million in 2010 and he was released in early April.

Flacco played through injuries at the tail end last year, but has never missed a start during his two years in Baltimore.

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