Reports: Ravens Have Confirmed UFAs

The Ravens have secured C/G Ryan Bartholomew and others, reports The Sun.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

Several undrafted rookie free agents have confirmed that they will sign with the Ravens, according to The Baltimore Sun and Carroll County Times.

The class reportedly includes center/guard Ryan Bartholomew, running back Damien Berry, guard Justin Boren, running back Walter Sanders and wide receiver LaQuan Williams.

The Ravens organization has not confirmed any of these signings, and will not release a full list until contracts are signed. That could come later tonight or tomorrow.

Here’s a quick look at each:

C/G Ryan Bartholomew, Syracuse

Bartholomew is on the short side at 6-foot-1, but he’s very athletic. He had the fastest 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine (4.97 seconds) among offensive linemen. Bartholomew is a weight-room warrior and has high character. He was a voted team captain during his senior year.

RB Damien Berry, Miami
The Ravens have a history of finding successful Hurricanes. Berry became Miami’s leading rusher as a senior, and responded with 190 attempts for 899 yards and five touchdowns. The 6-footer has potential to be a special teams standout, says The Sun.

G Justin Boren, Ohio State
Unlike Bartholomew, Boren has ideal size for his position. The 6-foot-3, 320-pounder envelops defensive linemen. He was the first player since World War II to transfer from Michigan to Ohio State, where his tough, physical demeanor earned him a spot on the first-team All-Big 10.

RB Walter Sanders, St. Augustine

The 5-foot-9 back has been tutored by Ravens running back Ray Rice. He’s similarly small in stature but strong and explosive. The local Mervo High School product led the CIAA with 1,377 yards and 15 touchdowns, earning him league offensive player of the year honors.

WR La’Quan Williams, Maryland
Williams trained with Ravens rookie wideout Torrey Smith during the lockout. While he hasn’t made much of an impact as a receiver (six catches, 101 yards, two touchdowns last year), he was a special teams captain who blocked two punts.

The Sun is also linking the Ravens to C Tim Barnes (Missouri), WR Rod Bradley (Hawaii), ILB Josh Bynes (Auburn), DT Bryan Hall (Arkansas State), NT Terron Sanders (Florida), SS Mana Silva (Hawaii), DE Chris Walker (Tennessee).

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