Ravens Sign Local Wide Receiver To Practice Squad


Baltimore has added another local wide receiver product to its squad.

The Ravens signed Alec Lemon, a former standout at Arundel Senior High School in Gambrills, Md., to their practice squad late Tuesday night. 

During his senior year in high school (2008), Lemon tied the Maryland public school record for most touchdown receptions (23) and receptions (103) in a single season. Both records have since been broken.

That year, Lemon was in competition for being Maryland's best high school receiver with Ravens wide receiver Michael Campanaro (River Hill High School). Campanaro was named the Washington Post's All-Met Offensive Player of the Year. St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (Dunbar H.S.) was named The Baltimore Sun's Player of the Year.

Lemon kept setting records in college. He left Syracuse as the school's all-time leader in career receptions (201). He was a first-team All-Big East selection in 2012 and ranks second in Syracuse career receiving yards (2,596) and third in career touchdowns (18).

Lemon signed with Gary Kubiak and the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2013, spent his rookie year on injured reserve due to a right hamstring injury. Lemon was cut by the Texans the following year on Aug. 26, so he has not reached the regular season yet.

In six preseason games over the past two years, Lemon logged 10 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown.

The 6-foot-2, 207-pounder is familiar with Kubiak's offense, which gives him an advantage in Baltimore.

The Ravens made several moves on the practice squad Tuesday.

Along with Lemon, they also added former Washington Redskins wide receiver Aldrick Robinson after Deonte Thompson was signed off the practice squad by the Buffalo Bills. Baltimore terminated the contract of Williams and re-signed tight end Allen Reisner.

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