Ravens Interested In Free Agent Nobody Aaron Murray

Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN reports that the Ravens are interested in bringing in free agent QB Aaron Murray.

Dianna Russini on Twitter

The Ravens are interested in bringing in free agent QB Aaron Murray per sources

The report is another slap in the face to Colin Kaepernic,k who the Ravens have publicly stated they were cautiously considering singing as a backup option to injured star Joe Flacco. Since putting it out there, Ravens ownership has gotten cold feet and seem to be backing off of the former San Francisco 49ers QB. 

Dianna Russini on Twitter

Ravens HC John Harbaugh & GM Ozzie Newsome support signing Colin Kaepernick, but have met resistance from owner Steve Bisciotti per sources

The response on Russini’s Twitter timeline was filled with sarcasm, anger and solid support for Kaepernick. Not for his political views, but because they want the best for their squad. 

Kaep has been to a Super Bowl. Murray has yet to appear in an NFL game. It doesn’t seem to matter. 

Murray, 26, is a former fifth-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2014. Hes was in the third year of his four-year, $2,402,424 rookie contract and set to make a base salary of $600,000 for the 2016 season when the Chiefs elected to waive him coming out of the preseason.

The Cardinals later signed him to their practice squad, but he ultimately lasted less than a week in Arizona. Murray signed on to the Eagles practice squad a day later and finished out the year in Philadelphia but wasnt signed to a futures deal after the season.

The Rams elected to sign Murray to a contract back in March but cut him loose just a few weeks after this years NFL draft. The Ravens were Kaepernick’s last hope of getting into a training camp before preseason began. It doesnt look like he’s getting any closer to the gridiron.  

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.