The Ravens have signed wide receiver Qadir Ismail, the son of former NFL receiver Qadry Ismail.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have signed wide receiver Qadir Ismail, son of former NFL receiver Qadry Ismail. The team announced the signing on Monday. Qadir Ismail played college football at Villanova and Samford.

Qadry Ismail, who played for the Ravens from 1999-2001, recorded over 1,000 receiving yards twice and also had stints with the Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, and Indianapolis Colts. Over his 10 NFL seasons, he appeared in 137 games, catching 353 passes for 5,137 yards and 33 touchdowns.

Following a successful minicamp invite, the Baltimore Ravens have added Samford Bulldogs wide receiver Qadir Ismail to their 90-man roster.

Ismail was not part of the Ravens’ initially announced 31-player rookie class, which included nine draft picks and 22 undrafted free agents. Joining on a minicamp tryout, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound wide receiver must have impressed the team to earn his spot.

Ismail offers a unique asset to the roster: size. The closest in height to Ismail among Ravens receivers is Rashod Bateman at 6-foot-1. General Manager Eric DeCosta had expressed interest in adding a bigger receiver during the draft, which led to the selection of Devontez Walker and the subsequent interest in Ismail after his participation in organized team activities, mandatory minicamp, and training camp.

Ismail’s college stats are modest, partly because he initially started as a quarterback at Villanova. In his first year at Villanova, he caught 11 passes for 182 yards before transferring to Samford, where he played two seasons, finishing with 16 receptions for 156 yards.

Qadir Ismail is the son of former Ravens wide receiver Qadry Ismail, who helped the team win Super Bowl XXXV in 2000.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *