Ravens sign WR Biren Ealy to replace Bennett on roster

July 27, 2009 | WNST Staff

The Ravens’ press release: Baltimore has also signed the following player: Biren Ealy (WR, 6-3, 207, 2nd-year, Houston)

Biren Ealy
No. 8
Wide Receiver
Years in NFL: 2
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 207
College: Houston
HS: Cypress Falls (Houston, TX)
Born: 7/7/84 in Clarksville, TN
Joined Ravens: Free Agent, 2009

Games Played/Started: (2007, 4/0); (2008, 0/0) Total 4/0

Playoffs (2007, 1/0) Total 1/0

Transactions: Biren Ealy signed with the Baltimore Ravens on 7/27/09…Released by the Saints on 5/5/08…Signed by New Orleans on 1/29/09…Signed to the Titans’ practice squad on 8/31/08…Waived by Tennessee on 8/30/08…Signed to the Titans’ active roster from their practice squad on 12/7/07…Signed to Tennessee’s practice squad on 9/26/07…Waived by the Titans on 9/25/07…Originally signed as a rookie free agent by Tennessee on 5/2/07.

Pro: Big, athletic wide receiver who can stretch the field and make the tough catch across the middle…Enters 2009 having played in 4 regular season (and 1 postseason) games, pulling in 1 reception for 6 yards, totaling 4 special teams stops…Was the only rookie free agent to make the Titans 53-man roster out of training camp in 2007.

2007: (with Tennessee) Saw action in a reserve role in the final 4 regular season games and grabbed 1 reception for 6 yards…Also collected 4 special teams stops on coverage units…Played extensively in a reserve role in the AFC Wild Card contest vs. SD (1/6/08) and pulled in 2 catches for 17 yards…Hauled in his 1st-career NFL reception, a 6-yard catch, and tied for the team lead with 2 special teams tackles in game 16 at Ind. (12/30)…Played in his 1st-career NFL contest in game 14 vs. SD (12/9), netting a solo special teams tackle.

College: Played 1 season at the University of Houston after transferring from the University of Arizona following the 2004 season…Combined college totals included 89 receptions for 1,229 yards and 12 TDs in 43 games, including 17 starts…As a senior, played in all 14 games, with 6 starts, for the Cougars and finished 4th on the team with 34 receptions for 420 yards and 6 TDs…Sat out the 2005 season after transferring to the University of Houston…Played 29 games, with 11 starts, and totaled 55 receptions for 809 yards and 6 TDs in 3 seasons at Arizona (2002-04)…Set career highs as a sophomore in 2003, collecting 42 receptions for 577 yards and 4 TDs…Majored in sociology.

Personal: Prepped at Cypress Falls (Houston, TX) HS, earning PrepStar All-American honors and was labeled the No. 8 WR by the magazine…Had 30 catches for 550 yards and 2 TDs as a senior as a 2-way player…Was also a member of the All-Greater Houston squad for his defensive play…Earned a 4-star rating and was No. 18 nationally by Rivals100.com…Selected 1st-team All-Greater Houston and 2nd-team All-State as a senior…His brother, Sam, played DB at Sam Houston State…His 2 sisters, Aya and Atrica, both graduated from the University of Houston.