Today, the Baltimore Ravens signed second-year guard Cameron Lee. The former Illinois State Redbird went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft last year. During his rookie year, Lee spent time with multiple teams, including the New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, and most notably, the Chicago Bears. During his time in Chicago, Lee appeared in two games for the Bears. The appearances came late in the year, during the last two weeks of the NFL regular season. Those games were against the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings.
This signing comes as the Ravens get into a rhythm at training camp. The move was made to add an additional interior offensive lineman after undrafted rookie center Alex Thompson failed to report to training camp. The Monmouth University product was placed on the reserve/did not report list by the Ravens. Without any indication by either party, it is still unclear why Thompson did not report to training camp. What is clear is that the Ravens are ready to move on. Lee is a versatile lineman who can play both on the inside and outside. In college, Lee played both right tackle and guard. He also has experience in the NFL, something not overlooked by the Ravens.
With Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda out for the foreseeable future in training camp, the Ravens are looking to find depth at guard. The Ravens also want to find players who can fit multiple roles along the offensive line. The combination of Lee’s experience and versatility give the Ravens hope that he could be a project worth building. The expectation is that he can at least fill in a void for the remainder of training camp, but the hope is that he can prove himself worthy of either a roster spot or practice team spot during the start of the season.