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Ravens Sign Two Rookie Tryouts, Including an Intriguing Returner


The Ravens liked what they saw from a couple tryout players at this weekend’s rookie minicamp.

Baltimore signed wide receiver Janarion Grant (Rutgers) and defensive end Myles Humphrey (Shephard) to its 90-man roster Monday.

Grant was a dynamic return specialist in college and could increase competition at that spot this summer as Baltimore looks to replace Michael Campanaro. The Ravens’ current top options are Chris Moore and Tim White. Willie Snead could potentially enter the mix too.

Grant scored eight return touchdowns (five on kickoffs, three punts) during his five college seasons. He averaged 24.8 yards per kick return and 11.3 per punt return.

After three big seasons to begin his college career, injuries derailed Grant in his final two years, in which he played a combined 11 games. Last season, he played in seven games, made 22 returns and caught just 16 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for one touchdown.

The 5-foot-10, 174-pound speedster still finished third in program history in all-purpose yards (4,851), first in kickoff-return yards (2,857) and fourth in punt-return yards (588). He was one of the top playmakers in program history.

Humphrey was the 2017 Mountain East Conference Defensive Player of the Year after leading the league in sacks (11.5) and forced fumbles (four). He was fourth in the league in tackles for loss (18). He stands in at 6-foot-2, 245 pounds.

The Ravens didn’t draft any pass rushers this year after grabbing two (Tyus Bowser and Tim Williams) last year, but Baltimore is always on the hunt for more players to get after quarterbacks and Humphrey will compete for a spot.

The Ravens waived fullback Ricky Ortiz, who spent much of last year on the practice squad, and undrafted linebacker Mason McKenrick (John Carroll) to make room on the roster.

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