Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome released a statement Wednesday denying the report that they’ve “met resistance” from owner Steve Bisciotti about signing free agent QB Colin Kaepernick.
Statement on today’s report regarding Colin Kaepernick: pic.twitter.com/ubfpwVA35O
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 2, 2017
Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN reports that the Ravens are interested in bringing in free agent QB Aaron Murray.
There has been a lot of buzz about Colin Kaepernick possibly being an option for the Ravens, should they look to add a backup quarterback with Joe Flacco dealing with a back injury. However, Russini adds that Ravens HC John Harbaugh and GM Ozzie Newsome have gotten resistance from owner Steve Busciotti in regards to adding Kaepernick.
Murray, 26, is a former fifth-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2014. He’s was in the third year of his four-year, $2,402,424 rookie contract and set to make a base salary of $600,000 for the 2016 season when the Chiefs elected to waive him coming out of the preseason.
The Cardinals later signed him to their practice squad but he ultimately lasted less than a week in Arizona. Murray signed on to the Eagles practice squad a day later and finished out the year in Philadelphia but wasn’t signed to a futures deal after the season.
The Rams elected to sign Murray to a contract back in March but him loose just a few weeks after this year’s NFL draft.
Murray has yet to appear in an NFL game.