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Reports: Ravens to Add Washington


According to multiple reports, the Ravens have agreed to terms of a one-year contract with wide receiver Kelley Washington.

The team will not officially confirm the addition until Washington completes a physical and actually signs his contract.

If he does over the weekend, Washington will be able to participate in Baltimore's passing camp next week (Monday – Thursday).

Washington landed on the Ravens' radar after a strong showing in last weekend's minicamp. Called in for a tryout, he emerged out of a group that also included veteran receivers Jerry Porter and Tab Perry by running crisp routes and making several tough catches.

"Kelley did well. Kelley is a big, strong receiver, obviously made a couple of catches out here today," said head coach **John Harbaugh** at the time.

The 6-foot-3, 218-pound wideout would give the Ravens added size in their receiving corps, as well as a solid special teams performer.

A former third-round draft pick (2003) of the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington has hauled in 73 career catches for 896 yards and nine touchdowns.

He was released by the Bengals in 2006 and signed with the New England Patriots, who took advantage of his special teams skills. Washington has 20 career special teams tackles.

Washington had every opportunity to shine during minicamp with the Ravens' top three receivers – **Derrick Mason****Mark Clayton** and **Demetrius Williams** – sidelined because of injury.

"All weekend, I just tried to go out and make some plays," Washington said Sunday. "In this type of setting, you have to keep up with the offense as best you can. You're going to make some plays and drop some balls. It's up to the personnel department to evaluate you."

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