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Ravens fill need for wide receiver by signing ex-Patriot Washington

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The Baltimore Ravens announced on Monday that they have signed free-agent wide receiver Kelley Washington to a one-year contract.

Kelley Washington, WR
Baltimore Ravens

Career Stats
Catches: 73
Yards: 896
Touchdowns: 9

Financial terms weren't disclosed, but Washington earned the spot with the Ravens by beating out other wide receivers, including veteran Jerry Porter, in a minicamp tryout earlier this month.

"Kelley is a professional who's been in this system and has had hard coaching," said Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson, who tutored Washington with the Cincinnati Bengals, in a statement released by the Ravens. "I know (wide receivers) coach (Jim) Hostler will take him to a whole different level. I also think Kelley is good for our guys in that he knows what to expect and he's willing to do everything it takes for our team to succeed."

Washington, a six-year NFL veteran, gives the Ravens much-needed depth. Derrick Mason, Mark Clayton and Demetrius Williams -- the only experienced wide receivers currently on Baltimore's roster -- are nursing injuries, according to the Ravens' official website.

Washington started his career with the Bengals in 2003 and played four seasons with the team. He joined the Patriots in 2007 and made only one reception for 3 yards in two seasons while mostly playing on special teams.

The Ravens waived wide receiver Marcus Maxwell to make room for Washington. Maxwell has also spent time with the Bengals and San Francisco 49ers and played in nine games in four NFL seasons.

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