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The Ravens did not sign Kyle Boller.
Instead, they have inked Curtis Painter to a one-year deal to be a backup quarterback after working him out, along with Boller and Dennis Dixon on Thursday.
Painter, 26, reunites with Ravens Quarterbacks Coach Jim Caldwell, who was his head coach in Indianapolis for the past three seasons.
Caldwell tabbed Painter as his starting quarterback when Peyton Manning was injured last year.
In nine games and eight starts, the third-year quarterback completed 54.3 percent of his passes for 1,541 yards, six touchdowns and nine interceptions. He had a rating of 66.6.
Painter didn’t win a game as a starter, and was replaced in Week 13 by Dan Orlovsky.
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Painter was a 2009 sixth-round pick out of Purdue, where he threw for 3,848 yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior.
He’s a tall, strong-armed quarterback who brings upside. He has backup experience behind Manning and under Caldwell, and starting capability.
Painter will be behind Ravens starter Joe Flacco, and will push second-year quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Baltimore’s front office and Head Coach John Harbaugh have expressed their confidence in Taylor as the No. 2, but always welcome competition.
Part of Painter’s role will be to pick up offseason practice throwing duties. Last year, Baltimore had Hunter Cantwell as their third quarterback through the summer before putting him on the practice squad.
Painter will play for a spot on the active roster. The Ravens have carried just two quarterbacks the past two seasons, but could look to change that this year.