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Joe Horn wants to play for the Ravens

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

According to Horn’s agent, Ralph Vitolo, he has held a few conversations with Newsome.

And he was informed that the team would be in touch with him following a Friday tryout that includes free agent wideouts Drew Bennett and D.J. Hackett.

The Ravens are considering all of their options in the wake of wide receiver Derrick Mason’s retirement announcement, which isn’t considered to be final.

At this point, it’s believed that the Ravens want to check out other receivers before considering Horn or other free agent options such as Robert Ferguson, Koren Robinson, Amani Toomer, Justin McCareins or Matt Jones.

“Joe could be that game-breaking presence for the Ravens,” Vitolo told us 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 that’s the way he 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.”

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are another team that could be a link for Horn, according to his agent.

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26 Responses to “Joe Horn wants to play for the Ravens”
  1. FumbleNuts says: Jul 22, 2009 6:05 PM

    Joe Horn would be lucky to be in the UFL.
    “During the 2007 season, Horn caught 27 passes for 243 yards and one touchdown for the Atlanta Falcons.”

  2. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 22, 2009 6:05 PM

    Pff. If they are giving Joe Horn a tryout, I want a tryout.
    *Also….what’s that little check box under the sign in that says “Remember Me” for? I keep checking it, but it doesn’t actually seem to DO anything.

  3. realityonetwo says: Jul 22, 2009 6:13 PM

    Joe Horn wants to play for the Ravens? So does my old Aunt Ethel. I think she has a better chance…

  4. ravensfan0321 says: Jul 22, 2009 6:17 PM

    I hope this happens

  5. ncoolong says: Jul 22, 2009 6:18 PM

    Best Monday Night introduction of all time…
    “JO HOOOOOOOOOOrn….Cee eff ELLLLLLL (CFL)

  6. texasPHINSfan says: Jul 22, 2009 6:19 PM

    If Horn was smart he’d sign a deal with a UFL team before August 1st….

  7. blackglass says: Jul 22, 2009 6:28 PM

    To be fair, that 2007 Atlanta team was just turmoil central between Michael Vick and the coacj (who’s name I can’t recall). Plus, he had like 5 different QB’s throwing to him.

  8. AmishGangsta says: Jul 22, 2009 6:37 PM

    Joe Horn=washed up loudmouth wannabe….that is all.

  9. shawnc16 says: Jul 22, 2009 6:39 PM

    Tell Joe to go pick up a copy of Madden and add himself to the team

  10. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 22, 2009 6:40 PM

    “blackglass says:
    July 22, 2009 6:28 PM
    To be fair, that 2007 Atlanta team was just turmoil central between Michael Vick and the coacj (who’s name I can’t recall). Plus, he had like 5 different QB’s throwing to him.”
    Yeah, how could anyone thrive in that situation, instead of with Michael Vick firmly entrenched as the starting QB, and no coaching issues?
    *Cough cough hack Roddy White cough hack snort*

  11. EdReed4prez says: Jul 22, 2009 6:48 PM

    Even if he was 50 he’d still be a better roster filler than yamon figurs.

  12. DarthPirate says: Jul 22, 2009 6:51 PM

    Game-breaking? Seriously? Vitolo is full of crap.

  13. empty13 says: Jul 22, 2009 6:54 PM

    bobby petrino… but… horn had jumped the shark already in n’awlins.
    horn could be pushed hard by fred-ex.

  14. dldove77 says: Jul 22, 2009 7:11 PM

    Andre Rison is also available if things don’t work out with Joe Horn.

  15. CtownBleedsGreen says: Jul 22, 2009 7:31 PM

    Joe Horn thinks that Joe Horn has a less of a chance of making the Ravens than Ben Rothleisberger has of not sexually assaulting his brother (dressed as a girl).
    Sincerely,
    Joe Horn

  16. ncoolong says: Jul 22, 2009 7:46 PM

    The Ravens want an aging, previously-somewhat-useful WR? One name.
    Webster Slaughter.

  17. empty13 says: Jul 22, 2009 7:48 PM

    Hell, willie roaf left the saints because joe horn knocked his wife up.
    horn was probly squealing like a little girl when they pulled roaf off him in the locker room.

  18. bucc19 says: Jul 22, 2009 7:54 PM

    For real? According to the Viking fans, all the free agents were tripping over each other to sign with them and and win a Superbowl.

  19. mrmagoo says: Jul 22, 2009 8:00 PM

    CtownBleedsGreen says:
    July 22, 2009 7:31 PM
    Joe Horn thinks that Joe Horn has a less of a chance of making the Ravens than Ben Rothleisberger has of not sexually assaulting his brother (dressed as a girl).
    Sincerely,
    Joe Horn
    __________________________
    Dear CtownBleedsGreen,
    I’ll change back into my man clothes so you’ll think I’m hot again.
    Sincerely,
    Ben’s Brother

  20. Tiki's Barber says: Jul 22, 2009 8:09 PM

    The Ravens should sign Matt Jones. Seriously. He was finally learning to play WR last year. And they have the vets that will keep him in line. It could be a good fit.

  21. Igottz5onit says: Jul 22, 2009 8:12 PM

    To CtownBleedsGreen,
    as a huge and deep rooted Steelers fan I still must say that is hilarious.

  22. houskat says: Jul 22, 2009 9:21 PM

    I have a Joe Horn Saints jersey,I hated it when they let him go.Joe has taken too many hits in this league.Good luck Horn.

  23. Krimbo says: Jul 23, 2009 7:15 AM

    empty13 says: July 22, 2009 7:48 PM
    Hell, willie roaf left the saints because joe horn knocked his wife up.
    horn was probly squealing like a little girl when they pulled roaf off him in the locker room.
    _________________________________
    That was Joe Johnson NOT Joe Horn….

  24. Steelers 3:16 says: Jul 23, 2009 7:43 AM

    D. Mason will un-retire soon enough and all this silly talk will go away.
    Of course, if Mason doesn’t come back, I can’t wait to see Horn lineup against the Pittsburgh secondary. That should be good for a laugh or two.

  25. empty13 says: Jul 23, 2009 9:03 AM

    nope, joe horn

  26. The Rural Juror says: Jul 23, 2009 10:59 AM

    Joe Horn has as much of a chance of playing for the Ravens at Lena Horne.

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