RAVENS UPDATE: QB Casey Bramlet en route to Baltimore

August 27, 2008 |

We have learned tonight, as first reported by Brent Harris of Comcast SportsNet, that the Ravens have indeed made the call to free agent QB Casey Bramlet.

The Ravens are clearly making a move to add another quarterback as early as tomorrow with word of Kyle Boller’s shoulder situation.

Bramlet, a Wyoming grad, who was just released from the Chargers yesterday, has bounced around the league with a couple of teams, but has spent some time with some of the members of the Ravens staff.

In 2004, Casey was drafted by the Bengals in the 7th round and started out as No. 3 on the depth chart behind Carson Palmer and Jon Kitna, but elevated to No. 2 after Palmer suffered an injury. Hue Jackson was the wide receiver coach for the Bengals.
After a stop over in Washington, Casey wound up in Atlanta with the Falcons in 2007. He saw action in the last couple of preseason games, and started out third on the depth chart, but was released in September. In case you were wondering, the offensive coordinator for the Falcons that year was Hue Jackson.

Casey was signed by the Dolphins in October 2007 to the practice squad under the watch of head coach Cam Cameron. Apparently, Bramlet is a big fan of Cameron as well.

In December he was added to the active roster, but did not play in the last two regular season games. He was released by the Dolphins in April 2008.

I am not saying this is the guy and that he is the answer, but he is a guy with experience with some of the coaches, and also a guy that if need be you could stick on the practice squad if Kyle comes back during the season.

He’s a “street” free agent so it also would not require you to trade anything to get him.

Obviously, with Boller out of the picture for any significant amount of time it would require the Ravens to go to the market for a No. 3.

It appears Bramlet is the choice, despite Daunte Culpepper also being on the street.