The Baltimore Ravens continue their torrid pace of signing their draft picks as well as free agents. This afternoon, the team announced it had reached agreement on a 3-year deal with wide receiver David Reed, who was the team's second of two consecutive draft picks in the 5th round. Along with the recently signed Arthur Jones, Reed's signing was just a matter of time, as the players are slotted in salary steps and the two of them signed almost one right after the other due to their draft position.
This made it easier for the team, although I recall asking Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome was there any specific reason why they took Reed with the 156th overall pick and then Jones with the 157th pick. "Nope, the only difference is that one will make more money than the other" was pretty much all Newsome said when he responded. The guy drafted 156th makes a bit more than the guy drafted 157th. I wonder if Reed teases Jones about that. However, the difference in size between the two might make David think twice about rubbing it in!
See the full story on David Reed's signing at BaltimoreRavens.com.
See the team's official Press Release after the 'Jump.'
June 24, 2010
For Immediate Release
RAVENS AGREE TO TERMS WITH ROOKIE WR REED
The Baltimore Ravens and rookie WR David Reed have agreed in principle to a three-year contract, executive vice president/general manager Ozzie Newsome announced Thursday evening.
Reed was selected out of Utah in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. An All-Mountain West Conference first-team selection in 2009, Reed finished his two-year career at Utah with 106 receptions for 1,615 yards (15.2 avg.) and 11 touchdowns in 26 games (13 starts). He set school records for receptions (81) and receiving yards (1,188) in a season as a senior.