Ravens to try out four WRs
By Aaron Wilson, Times Staff Writer
Monday, July 20, 2009
OWINGS MILLS -- The Baltimore Ravens are trying out four wide receivers on Friday in the wake of veteran Derrick Mason's abrupt retirement announcement, including former Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers starter D.J. Hackett.
Hackett was initially scheduled to try out at the Ravens' minicamp this offseason, but declined the invitation to due to family issues as well as a Houston Texans visit. Following that tryout, which included Kelley Washington, Jerry Porter and Tab Perry, the Ravens wound up signing Washington.
Hackett's agent, Kevin Robinson, confirmed that Hackett is trying out. The other receivers' names weren't immediately available, but there aren't expected to be any big names coming in for the audition.
"D.J. is flying in Thursday and is going to have a Friday workout," Robinson said in a telephone interview. "The timing could be right this time. D.J. is a bigger receiver at 6-2, 210 pounds.
"He’s very athletic. Hee has excellent hands. He’s an excellent route runner and obviously he has playoff experience. He's a high-character person and would fit in well with their locker room."