Reports: Ravens Agree With DE McAdoo

After not getting selected in the supplemental draft, Michael McAdoo comes to Baltimore.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy

The Ravens decided to stay out of Monday’s NFL Supplemental Draft, but according to media reports, they have agreed to terms on a deal with former University of North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo.

Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times first reported the news, which the Ravens have not confirmed.

McAdoo, 6-foot-7, 245 pounds, is projected to fit in the mold of a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker.

“The first thing I bring to the table is passion about the game,” McAdoo told the

Times prior to entering into an agreement with the Ravens. “I’m very confident. I love the game of football. I’m somebody who works hard and goes hard every down. I can bring a lot to whatever team decides to pick me on Monday.

“I like both positions. I like rushing the passer. It really doesn’t matter. I just want to play football wherever they put me.”

McAdoo was ruled ineligible last year, his junior season, after reported allegations that he took $110 in extra benefits and committed academic fraud. McAdoo sued because he felt the NCAA did not use factual information in its decision.

McAdoo was part of a sizeable contingent of UNC players who lost eligibility for the 2010 campaign.

“I’m not a bad person,” McAdoo told Wilson. “I love the game of football. The people that I hung out with and associated with they assumed I was just like them guys.

“It was guilt by association. I’m a good guy. They can check my background and know that I don’t have any issues off the field. They just have to get to know me.”

In 2009, McAdoo did not miss a game and logged 20 tackles and one sack.

The only player actually taken in the supplemental draft was Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who went to the Oakland Raiders in the third round.

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