The Baltimore Ravens have signed wide receiver Dobson Collins and linebacker Kavell Conner to join training camp and make a name for themselves.
Collins is a 29-year-old wide receiver from Gardner-Webb University who has spent the previous five seasons in the CFL (Canadian Football League) with his latest stint with the Montreal Allouettes. Before Collins spent his time in the CFL, he was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers in 2009 as undrafted free agent and later that year signed on with the Philadelphia Eagles.
With Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. not seeing a lot of playing time during the preseason due to rehab from his torn Achilles, Collins should be able to help pick up those snaps on the field in practice and in preseason games with the potential to possibly wow coaches on the Ravens roster and other teams around the league in the late stage of his career.
At linebacker, Conner is entering his seventh year in the NFL as he spent his first four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and his last two seasons with the San Diego Chargers. Conner should be getting time in camp helping to fill in for a Ravens veteran in Terrell Suggs who is rehabbing from his torn Achilles injury.
Conner in his career has played in 82 games (including playoffs) with a total of 209 tackles, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two sacks.