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Ravens waive Towson WR Gerrard Sheppard

Street Talk Ravens waive Towson WR Gerrard Sheppard

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When the Ravens announced their initial class of 14 undrafted rookie free agents, the list contained a familiar local name in Towson wide receiver Gerrard Sheppard.

Along with his college quarterback Grant Enders (tryout), Sheppard made a trip a few exits around I-695 to Owings Mills to audition for the coaching staff during a mandatory rookie minicamp that concluded on May 5. Following the final practice, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh called the Towson products, “NFL-quality guys,” even though it’s possible that their professional careers may be over before they even started.

Sheppard has been waived by the Ravens according to a team representative.

The move likely is in response to the Ravens adding former University of Georgia WR Marlon Brown, who was signed this afternoon according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

It’s encouraging for Ravens fans to see the team pull local talent from schools like Towson University as their team has experienced a tremendous turnaround under the watchful eye of head coach Rob Ambrose. Sheppard was a long-shot to even make the team, perhaps even the practice squad as well. As a Tiger the 6’2″, 215 pound hopeful hauled in only 53 receptions for 587 yards and five touchdowns during his two year tenure at Towson.

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Kris - or "Goob" as he's widely known - has turned an obsession into a career. As a media member by day and super fan by night, he reports from the Under Armour Performance Center twice per week and brings Ravens news from a fan's perspective. His popular YouTube series Goobvision propelled his career and notoriety amongst Ravens fans, even helping him win the 2010 nationwide DIRECTV Ultimate Displaced Fan contest. He's been featured on shows such as The Jim Rome Show, ProFootballTalk Live, The Sirius XM Blitz with Rich Gannon and Adam Schein, Sirius XM's MadDog Radio, The Michael Irvin Show, Tony Bruno Show, Two Live Stews and FoxSports.com to name a few (or is that a lot?). He's caught a touchdown pass from Warren Moon during a flag football game and hates the Pittsburgh Steelers more than anyone else on the face of the earth. Twitter: RavenManiac  More from Kris Jones

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