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Ravens sign free agent defensive end Da’Sean Downey

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Baltimore continues to add undrafted free agents to their roster with the signing of edge defender Da’Sean Downey.

Downey, 6-foot-4 225 pounds, played for the University of Massachusetts in college, where he made the All-ECAC First Team. He played in 11 games in his senior year, racking up 58 tackles, 20 of which were tackles for loss, tying him for the second-most tackles for loss by a single player in the team’s history. Downey finished the 2017 season with a team-high six sacks.

An undrafted rookie has made the Ravens’ roster for the past 14 years. The streak could continue this year. Could Downey be the latest diamond in the rough for Baltimore? The Ravens have an uncanny talent for finding undrafted gems on defense. Just look to Michael Pierce and Zachary Orr as the most recent examples.

Baltimore will have many players battling to make the team in 2018. It should be an interesting training camp and the preseason. Hardly any position is safe this year.