Oct 12, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Lions cornerback Cassius Vaughn (29) intercepts a pass and is tackled by Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata (44) in the second quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Ravens news from around the web. Today we have lots of interesting notes and tidbits from a solid day of OTA practice, plus what may be another excellent signing by Ozzie Newsome. Plus, a little bit of good news regarding Michael Campanaro following his scary injury at day one of practice.
Ravens agree to terms with veteran corner Cassius Vaughn – Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun
"The Ravens have agreed to terms with veteran cornerback Cassius Vaughn on a one-year contract, according to NFL sources.It’s a veteran minimum deal worth up to $825,000, which includes a $745,000 base salary, a $50,000 bonus for making the 53-man roster and a $30,000 playtime bonus for playing 37 percent of the defensive snaps."
Vaughn signing another no-brainer – Ryan Jones, Russell Street Report
"Vaughn will be joining the Ravens after spending time in Denver, Indianapolis and most recently Detroit. The Ravens will be his fourth team in six years. Needless to say, Vaughan is no Darrelle Revis, but the signing is a logical and smart move for the Ravens.Barring injury, Dean Pees will not count on Vaughn to be a starter for his squad. However, if any of the Ravens starting corners do go down during the course of the season, Vaughn has significant starting experience the last three years. He has started 23 games throughout his five year career with a total of seven interceptions in that span."
At 36, age is just a number for Steve Smith Jr. – Garrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com
"“Jerry Rice is obviously the greatest wide receiver to ever play. And I really don’t have the family structure to chase 40, to be honest,” Smith said. “I have a lot of things on my to-do list that don’t have anything to do with football. So I’m going to take it day-by-day, but I will not be playing when I’m 40.”"
Ravens’ starting offensive line, top draft picks not at voluntary organized team activity – Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun
Ravens waived/injured cornerback Julian Wilson – Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun
Michael Campanaro tears quadriceps, expected to return for training camp – Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun
"Ravens wide receiver Michael Campanaro’s quadriceps tear isn’t severe enough to sideline him for the season, according to NFL sources.A magnetic resonance imaging exam determined that there was a slight tear, but Campanaro won’t require surgery and should be able to return by training camp after rehablitating the injury. The River Hill graduate will not participate in the remainder of the Ravens’ offseason practices."
Who’s Practicing, Who’s Not at OTAs – Ryan Mink, BaltimoreRavens.com
"Jimmy Smithparticipated throughout Thursday’s Organized Team Activities (OTAs) practice. He wasn’t 100 percent, according to Head Coach John Harbaugh, but he certainly looked close to it.“He’s probably ahead of schedule,” Harbaugh said.“I saw a little competitive streak today. I tried to remind him he has the red jersey. He won’t put it on. He just has it tucked in his belt right there. So, I think that tells you where his mind is at.”"