Ravens welcome in one Terp, say goodbye to another

July 27, 2011 | Ryan Chell

College Park must love the attention on a day like this.

In only a few days of free agency, the Baltimore Ravens have already shown up in the NFL headlines for players coming in and out of the facility at Owings Mills.

Today, the Ravens saw two former Terps that found their way to Baltimore in separate ways popped up on the NFL transactions list.

Earlier in the day, corner back Josh Wilson-who found his way to Baltimore’s starting lineup in 2010 via a trade with Seattle-signed with the Washington Redskins as a free agent.

Wilson, who started nine of 14 games last year for the Ravens registering 40 tackles and three interceptions, was in the mix to return for Baltimore, but most likely not as a starter at first glance.

The highlight of his year in Baltimore was his game-sealing interception return of Matt Schaub of the Texans in the Ravens’ Week 14 OT victory over Houston.

Wilson agreed in principle to a three year, 13.5 million dollar deal with six million of that reportedly in guarantees.

Wilson-a DeMatha Catholic grad and Maryland class of 2007, didn’t offer comment to WNST when contacted, but expressed enthusiasm about playing for his hometown Washington Redskins and staying in the area.

While Wilson made the trip down 1-95, Ravens second round pick Torrey Smith, a native of Fredericksburg, VA, made his trek up north official as well Wednesday as he reportedly signed a four year deal with the Ravens.

He becomes the first Ravens draft pick to sign, and that means he can officially practice with the club tomorrow at the team’s first walk-through at 1PM in Owings Mills.

The deal is believed to be four years in length, according to Pro Football Talk.

If you would like to catch up with our most recent chat Thyrl Nelson had with Torrey Smith, check the BuyaToyota.com Audio Vault!

WNST thanks Josh Wilson all the best down in DC and officially would like to welcome Torrey Smith to Ravens Nation! WNST-We Never Stop Talking Baltimore Sports!