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The Baltimore Ravens Sign Veterans Ross and Franks

This off-season has been quieter and more productive than last years.

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The Baltimore Ravens Sign Veterans Ross and Franks

The Baltimore Ravens signed five players to their 90-man roster Friday and waived three.

The Ravens signed linebacker Nicholas DiMarco, cornerback Dominique Franks, cornerback Aaron Ross, linebacker Austin Spitler and wide receiver Mike Willie, and waived linebacker Xavius Boyd, safety Dexter Moody and cornerback Avery Patterson.

Ross played six seasons with the New York Giants (2007-11, 2013) and one with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2012). He was drafted in the first round by the Giants out of Texas in 2007. In 83 NFL games (52 starts), he has 286 tackles (194 solo), 11 interceptions, 44 pass breakups and two touchdowns.

After watching both Chykie Brown and Asa Jacksonall offseason, the Ravens decided to sign the two veteran cornerbacks Ross and Franks before breaking until training camp. Brown and Jackson have made plays, but no one would say they have necessarily stood out this offseason.

If Ross manages to stay healthy, he will be a decent slot defender in the Ravens scheme. Brown and Jackson have the age advantage, but they have taken too many lumps over their time playing in coverage.

On offense, Baltimore Ravens veteran wide receiver Jacoby Jones has maintained close ties to offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak dating back to their days when they were with the Houston Texans.

"I need to get that DNA test," Jones said. "I'm going to steal his coffee and swap the cup and figure it out. I have to make sure. I hope my mother doesn't see this. She'll kill me."

When Kubiak was hired in late January, he complimented Jones for his progress "not only as a player, but as a man."

Jones is already familiar with Kubiak's version of the West Coast offense from their five years together with the Texans. The playbook hasn't changed much.

"There might be one or two tweaks," Jones said. "Every time when I see it, I'm like, 'I already know this."

Jones will be competing against veteran wide receiver Steve Smith who was released by the Carolina Panthers prior to the NFL draft.

"Trying to be one of the best receivers in the league," Jones said. "Try and play my role when they call my number. We fell short last year not going to the playoffs, and you beat yourself up in the offseason like, 'What did I do wrong? What did I do right?' You look for those types of small things and then build off them."

Overall, the Ravens offseason has been quieter and more productive than it was last year when they were gearing up to defend their Super Bowl title.  With a few changes in the roster and a healthier team they're aiming to make the playoffs and go on another title run.


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