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Reports: Ravens to Work Out Washington


  • Updated Wednesday, May 6 at 3:05 pm *

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that in addition to Kelley Washington, the Ravens will bring in wide receivers Jerry Porter, D.J Hackett and Tab Perry to try out during mini-camps this weekend in Owings Mills.

Ravens General Manager **Ozzie Newsome** recently expressed a comfort level with the team's current wide receiver corps, but emphasized that if players become available that he believes would make a good fit for Baltimore, he won't hesitate to bring them in.

"I'll get an opportunity to watch [the wide receivers] out on the field with the mini-camps and the OTAs, and I get a chance to put my eyes on it," he said. "You know my track record. We got Willie Anderson right before we played our first game, so the job is never done as far as I'm concerned."

The report says that depending on how their workouts go, all four or none of the receivers could be signed, according to a team source.

Porter played last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars after playing his entire career with the Oakland Raiders. Hackett is coming from the Carolina Panthers after spending three seasons in Seattle and Perry started his career with the Bengals before playing for the Miami Dolphins, although he did not play last season due to an Achilles' injury.

See all four players career stats:

*Jerry Porter * Games Played/Started Rec. Rec. Yards Avg. Yards/Catch TDs
2008 (with Jax.) 10/6 11 181 16.5 1
2007 (with Oak.) 16/16 44 705 16 6

*Kelley Washington* Games Played/Started Rec. Rec. Yards Avg. Yards/Catch TDs
2008 (with N.E.) 10/0 1 3 3.0 --
2007 (with N.E) 14/0 -- -- -- --
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*D.J. Hackett* Games Played/Started Rec. Rec. Yards Avg. Yards/Catch TDs
2008 (with Car.) 9/2 13 181 13.9 --
2007 (with Sea.) 6/6 32 384 12 3

***Tab Perry*** Games Played/Started Rec. Rec. Yards. Avg. Yards/Catch TDs
2008 (with Mia.) -- -- -- -- --
2007 (with Mia.) 2/1 1 7 7.0 0





Originally Posted Tuesday, May 5 at 10:44 am *

The Carroll County Times is reporting that free agent wide receiver Kelley Washington will have a try-out with the Ravens this week as the team kicks off its first minicamp.

Washington spent his first four seasons in Cincinnati after being drafted in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft, when current Ravens Quarterback Coach **Hue Jackson** was coaching wide receivers there. He signed with the New England Patriots as a free agent in 2007, though according to the Times, was also pursued by the Miami Dolphins, when Ravens Offensive Coordinator **Cam Cameron** was head coach.

Washington was cut by the Patriots in February, and purportedly has a contract offer in place with the Washington Redskins.

The visit to Baltimore has not been confirmed by the team. Ravens General Manager **Ozzie Newsome** has stated his confidence in his current corps of wide receivers. He has also said that he will evaluate the entire team throughout minicamps, and will continue to make additions to the team as necessary.

In his first six seasons in the league, Washington has 73 catches for 896 yards and nine touchdowns. His most productive season came in 2004, where he had 31 catches for 378 yards and three scores. However, in 2008 he only had one catch for three yards.

See Kelley Washington's Full Stats

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