The Baltimore Ravens have added QB Curtis Painter to the Ravens roster. Starting quarterback Joe Flacco is heading into the final season of his rookie contract and backup QB Tyrod Taylor will be starting his second season with the Ravens in 2012. Painter got the starting nod for the Indianapolis Colts after just a few weeks into the 2011 season but was eventually replaced by Dan Orlovsky at the end of the season as the Colts starter.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh told the media on Thursday that the signing of Painter will not change the current depth charter, with Tyrod Taylor remaining as the second-string signal caller. Speaking to WBAL yesterday, Harbaugh said, “Tyrod is our number two quarterback, I want to make that very clear. Everybody competes for their job, there’s no doubt about it, we believe that, we always will, but he’s our number two quarterback. He’s entrenched as our number two quarterback.”
Painter, 27, is a product of Purdue University but had seen limited action in the NFL prior to this season. In 2011, Painter completed 54% of his passes for 1,541 yards with six touchdowns against nine interceptions and three fumbles.
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