Ravens Sign Sixth-Round WR Keenan Reynolds After Being Granted Permission To Defer Military Service


The Baltimore Ravens have signed sixth-round WR Keenan Reynolds to a four-year deal on Friday, according to Jeff Zrebiec.

This comes just hours after defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Friday during his graduation speech to the Naval academy that Reynolds can defer his military service to play in the NFL, via the Baltimore Sun.

Reynolds issued a statement (via Jeff Zrebiec) regarding the news that he’s approved to play in 2016:

It’s a blessing to hear the news from Defense Sec. Carter today. I’m truly excited to proudly serve my country while having the ability to fulfill my dream of playing for best org. in NFL.

Reynolds was selected with the No. 182 overall pick by the Ravens a few weeks ago. There was some question as to whether he would be allowed to differ service time to play in the NFL, but it looks like he’ll get the opportunity to compete for a roster spot in training camp.

According to OverTheCap.com, Reynolds signed a four-year contract worth $2,485,692 to go along with a signing bonus of $145,692.

During his four-year college career at Navy, Reynolds threw for 4,001 yards while completing 52.4 percent of his passes to go along with 31 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also contributed 4,559 yards rushing on 977 attempts (4.7 YPC) to go along with 88 touchdowns.

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