With only one quarterback currently under contract for the 2017 season, the Baltimore Ravens began their search for another one.
The Ravens worked out journeyman Austin Davis on Thursday. Davis, who went undrafted in 2012, has been with four teams in five seasons and was not immediately signed.
He has made a total of 10 starts with the then-St. Louis Rams and Cleveland Browns, going 3-7 as an NFL starter. He has thrown for 2,548 yards with 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
In 2015 with the Browns, Davis came in relief of injured Josh McCown against the Ravens on Monday Night Football and tied the game late in the fourth quarter by throwing a 42-yard touchdown to Travis Benjamin.
The only quarterback under contract for next season is starter Joe Flacco. Ryan Mallett, his backup last season, is an unrestricted free agent and practice-squad quarterback Dustin Vaughan was not signed to a reserve/future contract.
"You have to have two quality quarterbacks in this league to be successful year in and year out," general manager Ozzie Newsome said at the end of the season. "Whether we go through the draft or whether it is a free agent, whatever it is. … But we realize that Joe is one play away from being injured. We have seen that.”
Other players who had a tryout with the Ravens on Thursday were: cornerback Tony Burnett, safety-linebacker Otha Foster, linebackers Kyler Ellsworth and Boseko Lokombo, defensive tackle Robert Smith and wide receivers Terence Toliver and Brian Tyms.