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The Ravens are going to get a further look at seven of their practice squad players.
Baltimore signed these players to reserve/future contracts: running back Damien Berry, wide receiver Rodney Bradley, tight end Davon Drew, defensive tackle Bryan Hall, wide receiver/return specialist Phillip Livas, center Cecil Newton and wide receiver Patrick Williams.
The contracts of the nine-man practice squad run out at the end of the season, so the Ravens have to sign them to reserve/future contracts to keep them around.
Two players on the practice squad – tackle Kenny Wiggins and guard/tackle Garrett Chisolm – were not re-signed.
Only Newton and Drew have previous experience on an active roster. Drew, a fifth-round draft pick from 2009, was briefly up in 2010. Newton had active duty with Jacksonville in 2009.
Livas, who could compete for the kickoff return job next year, was signed to the practice squad in early January. Williams was added in late December and Berry, Bradley and Hall were all 2011 undrafted free agents Baltimore hung onto.