Dec 4, 2011; Foxborough, MA, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Curtis Painter (7) warms up before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

Ravens Sign QB Curtis Painter

The Baltimore Ravens have signed Curtis Painter to a one-year deal to be a backup quarterback after working him out, along with Kyle Boller and Dennis Dixon on Thursday. Painter will be reunited with Ravens Quarterbacks Coach Jim Caldwell, who was his head coach in Indianapolis for the past three seasons.

After it was revealed that Peyton Manning would not play last year, the Colts signed Kerry Collins who started for a few games before Curtis Painter took over for nine games. He was unimpressive through that stretch completing 54.3 percent of his passes for 1,541 yards, six touchdowns and nine interceptions. Painter failed to win a game and was then replaced by Dan Orlovsky.

Although that isn’t a great stat line, Painter still shows some upside. He has plenty of experience and has learned a lot under the tuteledge of Peyton Manning. Painter will compete with Tyrod Taylor for the backup position this offseason.

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