The Ravens continued tinkering with their 90-man roster Tuesday by signing one of the most prominent tryout players from their rookie camp earlier this month.
After catching 15 passes for 246 yards for Division II Missouri Western last season, wide receiver Joe Horn Jr. made a strong enough impression to be signed to the 90-man roster. Horn played with Ravens right tackle Orlando Brown Jr. in high school in Georgia and is the son of former New Orleans wide receiver Joe Horn, who made four Pro Bowls and played 12 seasons in the NFL.
“His son looks like him — quick, fast, real good hands, [and strong] in and out of breaks,” head coach John Harbaugh said during rookie camp. “You can tell he’s worked with his dad a lot on technique. I thought he just looked excellent.”
The younger Horn, who is listed at 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds, was the latest notable name to try out during Baltimore’s rookie camp in recent years as Jerry Rice Jr. and Mike Flacco, younger brother of Joe and former Orioles prospect, participated in past rookie camps and weren’t signed. The former Saints receiver broke the news about his son on Twitter, but it remains to be seen whether he took the call on a flip phone.
Proud of my son for officially signing a professional contract. I don’t give a damn if it was a 1 day 2 months whatever .He’s officially a Raven in my heart. Congrats son😭😭✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/OQvq1OjDYE
— Joe Horn (@JoeHorn_87) May 14, 2019
To make room on the 90-man roster, the Ravens waived linebacker Ejuan Price. Those moves came a day after Baltimore signed former Baylor quarterback Jalan McClendon and former Texas guard Patrick Vahe, who also tried out during rookie camp.