RAVENS NOTES: New kicker boots 55 yarder

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OWINGS MILLS ~  Ravens veteran strong safety Bernard Pollard’s three-year contract extension is worth $12.3 million and includes a $3 million signing bonus.

The deal averages $3.416 million annually.

Pollard’s base salary for this year has been reduced to $700,000 from $1.55 million, but he was already paid a $500,000 roster bonus in March.

His salary-cap figure for 2012 is $1.95 million.

In 2013, Pollard is due a $2 million base salary with a $3.25 million salary-cap figure. There’s also a $500,000 roster bonus.

In 2014, Pollard’s base salary goes up to $2.8 million with a $3.55 million salary-cap figure.

In 2015, Pollard is due a $2.8 million base salary with a $3.55 million salary-cap figure.

The Ravens have signed 20 undrafted rookie free agents heading into a rookie minicamp that started Friday.

That includes the following players: Texas fullback Jamison Berryhill (5-11, 230), Florida quarterback John Brantley (6-3, 218), North Carolina cornerback Charles Brown (5-9, 202), Marshall safety Omar Brown (5-11, 195), Illinois offensive lineman Jack Cornell (6-6, 315), Clemson fullback Chad Diehl (6-1, 257), Auburn linebacker Eltoro Freeman (Auburn), Slippery Rock wide receiver Devin Goda (6-2, 225), Syracuse wide receiver Dorian Graham (5-9, 188), Alabama-Birmingham defensive lineman Elliott Henigan (6-4, 280), Baylor nose guard Nicolas Jean-Baptiste (6-1, 329), Kent State nose guard Ishmaa’ily Kitchen (6-1, 334), Mississippi State offensive lineman Addison Lawrence (6-4, 300), Clemson offensive guard Antoine McClain (6-5, 329), Nebraska defensive end Terrence Moore (6-3, 290), Wake Forest running back Brandon Pendergrass (5-9, 200), Syracuse tight end Nick Provo (6-4, 249), Wake Forest safety Cyhl Quarles (6-3, 210), Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey (5-8, 205) and Florida wide receiver Deonte Thompson (6-0, 200).

Several other players are at the minicamp on a tryout basis, including rookies who have announced that they have signed with the Ravens.

According to the Ravens, former University of Texas kicker Justin Tucker connected on a 55-yard field goal.

Tucker told 24×7 he signed with the Ravens over competing offers from the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys.


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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and Ravens24x7.com. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best Sports News Story for the state of Maryland in voting conducted by the Associated Press managing editors.  More from Aaron Wilson


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