Ravens Sign TE Visanthe Shiancoe

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The Baltimore Ravens have signed TE Visanthe Shiancoe to a one-year contract, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Sunday afternoon.

Shiancoe, a 10-year NFL veteran, has played in 148 career games (90 starts), most recently spending time with the New England Patriots in 2012. The 6-4, 250-pounder was on the club’s active roster for five weeks, seeing action in four games while being inactive for another.

Posting 243 catches for 2,677 yards (11.0 avg.) and 27 touchdowns in his career, the Morgan State (Baltimore) product was selected in the third round of the 2003 draft (91st overall) by the New York Giants.

Shiancoe, 33, spent four seasons (2003-06) in New York before playing five years (2007-11) with the Minnesota Vikings. In 2009, he totaled a career-high 56 catches for 566 yards (second most of his career – 596 in 2008) and a career-best 11 touchdowns.

Name pronounced: vih-SAHNTH SHANK-oh

4 Raves on “Ravens Sign TE Visanthe Shiancoe

  1. KH on said:

    Was this the best FA TE out there? I am not saying he was or was not but what about Kevin Boss or Jeremy Shockey? Just thoughts….

  2. Rhodes on said:

    Well he grew up here in Silver Spring, went to Morgan State and I’ve heard that he’s already been working out with some of the team already. I’m guessing that’s why they picked him.

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