UPDATE: Jeff Zrebiec at The Sun reports that the Ravens have agreed to terms with six round pick Tommy Streeter, which means that Baltimore has have finished negotiations with their entire 2012 draft class.
It’s been a busy week at The Castle, as Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens continue to sign their draft picks.
This afternoon, the Ravens locked up second round pick Courtney Upshaw with a four year deal reportedly worth $5.296 million, $3.59 guaranteed. Upshaw joins fellow second rounder Kelechi Osemele, third rounder Bernard Pierce and fourth rounders Gino Gradkoski and Christian Thompson to receive four year deals.
Pierce arrived to the Ravens facility this afternoon to get the tour.
As CBSSports.com’s Jason Butt points out, Pierce will likely be used this season as a replacement for Ricky Williams. “I can get short yardage,” Pierce said. “I can definitely get in and pass protect. If they need me on special teams I can do that, too.”
I still see Pierce as the guy that was brought in to replace Ray Rice in a season or two and think that this season will be a big test for him as the franchise will analyze if he can fill that role.