Trio of Ravens Sign RFA Tenders

Baltimore Ravens restricted free agents John Beck, Prescott Burgess, and Chris Chester have signed their one-year tenders, the Ravens announced on Tuesday.

All three were tendered at the "Original Round" level. With just three (3) accrued seasons, Beck and Burgess' tenders carry a $1.101 million dollar base salary, while Chester's four (4) accrued seasons bring a base salary of $1.176 million dollars.

A second-round pick (40th overall) out of BYU by the Miami Dolphins in 2007, Beck was waived by the Dolphins last April, and signed a one-year deal with the Ravens in May. Serving as the emergency quarterback last season, Beck did not appear in a game in 2009. The 28-year old hasn't appeared in an NFL game since his rookie season, where Beck started four of five games, completing 56.1% of his pass attempts for 559 yards, with 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions.

Burgess was a sixth-round pick (207th overall) out of Michigan in 2007 who appeared in eight games over two, injury-plagued seasons with the Ravens before he was traded to the New England Patriots last September. Burgess did not see any action with the Patriots before he was released and re-signed to the team's practice squad. The Ravens plucked Burgess of the Patriots' p-squad in Week 5, and the 6-3, 247-pound linebacker led the Ravens with 15 special teams tackles on the season.

Chester was a second-round pick (56th overall) out of Oklahoma by the Ravens in 2006 who has started 33 of 59 games, including 13 of 16 games at right guard last season.

The Ravens still have 11 restricted free agents who have yet to sign their one-year tenders.

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