Center Trystan Colon-Castillo and linebacker Kristian Welch have signed their exclusive rights tenders, according to the Ravens’ official Twitter account.
Trystan Colon and Kristian Welch have signed their exclusive rights tenders. pic.twitter.com/DVgi4BQasi— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 17, 2021
Colon-Castillo was signed as an undrafted free agent last offseason, and he started two games at center last season. He did not allow a sack and earned an overall PFF grade of 67.6. He gives the Ravens some solid depth at center. Meanwhile, Patrick Mekari is still under contract, and Greg Mancz was signed to a reserve/future contract in January. Additionally, guard Bradley Bozeman is capable of playing center.
Welch was also signed as an undrafted free agent. In his senior season at Iowa, he had 86 total tackles and eight tackles for loss. With the Ravens, he was primarily utilized on special teams. He played 173 special teams snaps and eight defensive snaps, last season.
Both players were originally tendered on March 10th, along with running back Gus Edwards.