The Baltimore Ravens look like they will add another passer as they are in talks with former Bears quarterback Caleb Hanie. Hanie has played in 10 regular season games and one post season game he has three regular season touchdowns. The bad news is that he has 11 regular season interceptions and a career 41.6 passer rating. Hanie was previously with the Chicago Bears.
This is an extra arm for training camp kind of move. The Ravens are happy with their quarterback situation, Joe Flacco is not going anywhere. Tyrod Taylor has also been a favorite of the Ravens as he works hard and gives the Ravens defense good practice against mobile quarterbacks.
Color me shocked if Hanie makes the team, he is not able to be on the practice squad either. Teams need extra training camp quarterbacks for the preseason games so that the top two guys do not get overused or hurt. The Ravens have done the same thing the past few seasons with Curtis Painter and John Beck.
Painter actually played well in the preseason but he had no shot at making the team as the Ravens almost always only carry two quarterbacks. They keep a third on the practice squad usually.
Here is a tweet from Aaron Wilson about the possible deal.
Caleb Hanie provides depth, another arm for offseason, preseason. Ravens are happy with backup Tyrod Taylor. Competition keeps people sharp
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) April 16, 2013
The Ravens have now signed Hanie according to this tweet from Jamison Hensley.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) April 16, 2013