Inside the Ravens with Aaron Wilson

Friday, July 24, 2009

Joe Horn yearns to wear Ravens' purple

Veteran wide receiver Joe Horn is interested in playing for the Ravens, and his agent has been talking with General Manager Ozzie Newsome this week.

Horn's agent, Ralph Vitolo, said he was informed that the team would be in touch with him after a Friday tryout that includes free agents Drew Bennett and D.J. Hackett.

"Joe could be that game-breaking presence for the Ravens," Vitolo said in a telephone interview. "He's in great shape, is extremely motivated and would love to have a chance to show what he can still do. "He doesn't look or play like a 37-year-old guy. Joe feels young and plays with a lot of enthusiasm. All he needs is a shot."Horn has been selected to four Pro Bowls, but was out of football last season.During the 2007 season, Horn caught 27 passes for 243 yards and one touchdown for the Atlanta Falcons.

For his career, Horn has registered 603 receptions for 8,744 yards and 58 touchdowns.

Horn played for Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson in Atlanta when Jackson was the Falcons' offensive coordinator.

"Hue knows Joe very well, so that could help," Vitolo said. "It always helps to have some kind of connection to a team."

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