Found May 16, 2012 on The Purple Chaos:
The Baltimore Ravens’ rookie camp started last Friday, with all eight rookies now under contract. Baltimore signed their top pick, linebacker Courtney Upshaw, to a four-year contract worth almost $5.3 million. During Upshaw’s last season with Alabama, he recorded 9.5 sacks and 51 tackles. Look for him to be an immediate starter in the Ravens [...]
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