Ravens try out two long snappers

December 28, 2010|By Ken Murray, The Baltimore Sun

The Ravens made headway in replacing their injured long snapper Tuesday.

Ethan Albright, a Pro Bowl snapper with the Redskins in 2007, worked out with the Ravens on Tuesday, along with Jake Ingram, the only long snapper selected in the 2009 draft. Albright and Ingram are trying out for the roster spot vacated by the injured Morgan Cox. On his weekly radio show on WBAL, coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens had narrowed the field to two candidates.

Albright, 39, has played in 236 games for four teams. He spent nine years with the Redskins (2001-09), and signed in late September with the Chargers, but was released two weeks later.

Albright has also snapped for the Dolphins and Bills in a career that started in 1994 as an undrafted free agent with Miami. His nickname is "The Red Snapper" for his red hair.

Ingram, 25, was a sixth-round pick by the Patriots last season out of Hawaii. He played in all 16 regular-season games last year, and the first eight of this season before being waived in November. He then signed with the Saints on Nov. 20, but was waived again two days later after only one game.

The 6-foot-2, 232-pound Ingram was a walk-on defensive end at Hawaii until then-coach June Jones made him a long snapper four games into his career.

Cox suffered a season-ending torn ACL in Sunday's victory at Cleveland. He replaced Matt Katula last summer in training camp.

The team needs to replace Morgan Cox, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in Cleveland on Sunday and brought in both Albright and Jake Ingram.

ken.murray@baltsun.com

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