OWINGS MILLS — The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a three-year deal with rookie sixth-round offensive tackle Ramon Harewood that includes a $74,171 signing bonus.
The total base value of the deal is $1.289 million and includes the standard base salaries of $320,000, $405,000 and $490,000.
Harewood grew up in Barbados, playing rugby, cricket, volleyball and soccer. He’s the first NFL player from Barbados.
Harewood has fully recovered from a knee injury suffered in early May where he suffered soft-tissue damage.
He’s expected to be ready for training camp.
Drafted out of Morehouse, the 6-foot-6, 341-pounder was a physics and engineering major who attended college on an academic scholarship.
Despite his size, Harewood has run the 40-yard dash in the 5.0 to 5.1 range. He has bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times and has posted a 9-3 broad jump.
Harewood declined the offer of an athletic scholarship because he didn’t want to cost a teammate their scholarship.
Harewood played in the Texas vs. the Nation all-star game, lining up at tackle and guard.
He was a three-time all-conference selection despite his limited football background.