Ravens ink Ole Miss hoops player

Ravens ink Ole Miss hoops player
April 28, 2013, 3:15 pm
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The Ravens have started the usual post-draft free-agent signings, and the team's grabbed a few local guys plus a pretty good basketball player they'll try to convert into a tight end.

On the local side, The Sun reports that the Ravens got Maryland tight end Matt Furstenburg as an undrafted free agent along with Towson wide receiver Gerrard Sheppard. 

But the Ravens made an unusual call when trying for another tight end. The Sun and other media outlets are reporting that the Ravens signed tight end Murphy Holloway from Ole Miss. 

Here's the catch with Holloway---he didn't play any football in college. 

The Birmingham News said that Holloway started for three years at forward. He's 6-foot-7, 240 pounds and the paper said he worked out with some NFL teams this month to see if any would be interested in him after averaging 14.5 points and 9.7 rebounds this past season. 

The Birmingham paper also reported that Scout.com said Holloway last played football as a sophomore. He tweeted Saturday night that the Ravens had signed him.