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Ravens re-sign Wright and Brown

Postby WebHamster » Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:00 pm

Owings Mills, MD (Sports Network) - Baltimore head coach Brian Billick announced on Friday that the Ravens re-signed backup quarterback Anthony Wright and right tackle Orlando Brown.

With Kyle Boller injured part of last season, Wright stepped in and led his team to a 5-3 record as a starter.

"I said at the beginning of free agency that signing a backup quarterback could be the most important player we sign," said general manager Ozzie Newsome. "Anthony Wright showed that last season when he came in for the injured Kyle Boller and helped us to a division title."

In 15 career NFL games with Dallas and Baltimore, the South Carolina product has completed 164-of-329 passes for 1,965 yards with 14 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Wright's deal was for two years.

Brown, who signed a five-year deal, was part of an offensive line that allowed running back Jamal Lewis to tally 2,066 rushing yards in 2003.

Brown, who was out of football for three seasons due to an eye injury, started the final 13 games of the regular season as well as Baltimore's playoff loss to the Titans.

"We're thrilled to have him back. He's a big part of what we’ve done, and I know he's going to be an even bigger part of what we're going to do in the future," said Billick.
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