Ravens Sign Exclusive Rights Free Agents


The Ravens have signed all of their exclusive rights free agents.

Outside linebacker Steven Means, defensive tackle Casey Walker, long snapper Patrick Scales, wide receiver Kamar Aiken, cornerback Tramain Jacobs, tight end Phillip Supernaw, safety Brynden Trawick, cornerback Rashaan Melvin, offensive lineman Ryan Jensen and running back Fitzgerald Toussaint have all signed their exclusive rights tenders.

An exclusive rights free agent is a player whose contract has expired and they have three or fewer accrued years in the league. They can only negotiate with their current team, who must make a contract offer before free agency opens or players will become an unrestricted free agents.

The Ravens reportedly tendered nine of their 11 exclusive rights players last month.

OLB Steven Means

The Ravens signed Means to the practice squad midway through last year and he was eventually called up to the active roster late in the year. The Ravens like his ability to get after the quarterback, and Head Coach John Harbaugh has said this offseason that Means could be in the mix to get some playing time this year. He will have his work cut out for him in the offseason and during training camp, but the Ravens like his potential.

RB Fitzgerald Toussaint
Toussaint was pulled up to the Ravens' 53-man roster late last season and saw a few touches. He had six carries for 12 yards and three receptions in the regular season, then ran twice for 5 yards and caught a pass in the divisional playoffs in New England. The 24-year-old runner provides depth, especially with Bernard Pierce now in Jacksonville.

DT Casey Walker

Walker, 25, is heading into his second NFL season. The Ravens signed him late in the year after he was released by the Patriots. He played just one game for the Ravens and registered one tackle. He provides insurance along the defensive line and will compete for a roster spot in training camp.

LS Patrick Scales

The Ravens signed Scales late in the year after long snappers Morgan Cox (knee) and Kevin McDermott (elbow) both went on injured reserve. He played in the final four games of the year, including both playoff contests. Scales and Cox are the two long snappers currently on the roster, and Cox is currently rehabbing from the torn ACL he suffered in Week 7 last year.

WR Kamar Aiken

Aiken, 25, is heading into his third NFL season. He's coming off the best year of his career after he made the Ravens as a surprise out of training camp, and ended up playing an important spot role for the offense. Aiken caught 24 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns last year.

Aiken has an opportunity to take on an even bigger role this year after the departure of Torrey Smith and release of Jacoby Jones.

Check out photos of all 90 players on the roster heading into training camp.

CB Tramain Jacobs

Jacobs, 22, played in three games last year after getting signed as an undrafted rookie. He initially spent much of the year on the practice squad, but was called up to the active roster after the secondary was hit hard with injuries. 

TE Phillip Supernaw

Supernaw, 25, is heading into his second full season. He played six games for the Ravens last year as he bounced between the practice squad and active roster. He finished the year with two catches for 27 yards.

Supernaw could be in line for an increased role this year after the departure of Owen Daniels and uncertainty regarding Dennis Pitta's status. Depending on what the Ravens do in the draft, Supernaw may find himself competing for a starting job in training camp.

CB Rashaan Melvin

Melvin, 25, is heading into his second full season after going undrafted in 2013. He spent most of the year on the practice squad before getting called up to the active roster because the secondary was hit hard with injuries.

Melvin ended up in the starting lineup by the end of the season, and even started both playoff games. He finished the year with 17 tackles, a pass defensed and a forced fumble.

S Brynden Trawick

Trawick, 25, is heading into his third season after initially making the Ravens roster as an undrafted prospect in 2013. He has primarily been a special teams player his first two years, but did see increased defensive reps last year and recorded seven total tackles.

OL Ryan Jensen

Jensen, 23, is also heading into his third season after being a sixth-round pick in 2013. Jensen spent most of last season on the practice squad before getting called up to the active roster at the end of the year. He gives the Ravens depth along the offensive line, as he can play multiple positions up front.

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