Washington becomes a Raven

May, 13, 2009
5/13/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

  Washington

The veteran tryout the Baltimore Ravens were most impressed by turned out to be receiver Kelley Washington. The former Cincinnati Bengal and New England Patriot agreed to a one-year deal with Baltimore Wednesday afternoon, according to ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli.

Washington out-dueled receivers Jerry Porter and Tab Perry in Baltimore's search for receiver help. He made numerous plays in minicamp and showed good hands and size.

Washington could play a bigger role than expected in training camp. Top receiver Derrick Mason could be out until September following major shoulder surgery, which should provide Washington more opportunities for playing time in the preseason. Washington also is solid on special teams and could help Baltimore in that area.

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