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Former Gators John Brantley, Deonte Thompson sign with Baltimore Ravens

Former Florida QB John Brantley and WR Deonte Thompson are among 19 players who have signed free agent contracts with the Baltimore Ravens.

Brantley started 23 games for the Gators, compiling a 15-8 record. He is expected to compete with veteran Curtis Painter for the No. 3 quarterback job.

Thompson's best shot may be getting an opportunity on special teams. He had 101 receptions for 446 yards and nine touchdowns in his career at Florida. But what has impressed NFL scouts is his speed. He reportedly ran between a 4.23 and a 4.33 40 during NFL team workouts.

[Last modified: Friday, May 11, 2012 2:25pm]


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