Ravens sign Curtis Painter, opt against a Kyle Boller sequel


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The Baltimore Ravens opted against a Kyle Boller sequel, as the team agreed to a one-year deal with former Indianapolis Colts’ backup, Curtis Painter, according to Jason La Canfora of NFL.com.

Painter, who started eight games for the Colts last season without Peyton Manning, will be reunited with Jim Caldwell, who is the Ravens’ new quarterbacks coach. Caldwell was Painter’s head coach the previous three seasons in Indianapolis.

Painter, 26, has appeared in 11 games in his three-year career. Drafted in the sixth-round out of Purdue University, Painter has completed 140 of 271 passes (51.7 percent) for 1,624 yards, six touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Painter will likely compete in training camp for the team’s backup position that is currently occupied by second-year quarterback Tyrod Taylor. In three of the past four seasons, the Ravens have carried only two quarterbacks on their active roster.