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Ravens bring back undrafted rookie QB Kenji Bahar

The hometown kid is back for the time being.

NFL: Baltimore Ravens OTA Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

In light of the face of the franchise and starting quarterback, Lamar Jackson, being placed on the COVID-19/Reserve List after as a result of testing positive for the virus a second time, the Baltimore Ravens have signed rookie Kenji Bahar to the 90-man roster.

This is the Baltimore native’s second stint with the team after he was originally signed as an undrafted free agent and was released in June following Rookie Minicamp in May. He was on the field Wednesday for the team’s first training camp practice taking reps behind Trace McSorley and Tyler Huntley who shined in Jackson’s absence according to reports.

Bahar went undrafted out of Monmouth University in New Jersey after putting up impressive numbers at the Division I subdivision level in three years as a starter. He rewrote the Hawks’ record books with 70 touchdown passes, 9,642 passing yards, and nine games of 300 or more yards passing in his career. He was a two-year starter in high school at Calvert Hall.

It’s unclear whether Bahar’s stay on the roster will last longer than his first once Jackson is permitted to return to the team after his latest bout with COVID. The Ravens might want to keep a fourth quarterback at least for the duration of training camp and the preseason as an added insurance.