The Ravens have placed the following players on Injured Reserve:
Derrick Martin (CB, 5-10, 202, 3rd-year, Wyoming) - Shoulder
Demetrius Williams (WR, 6-2, 197, 3rd-year, Oregon) - Ankle
Baltimore also signed the following free agent:
Terrance Copper (WR, 6-0, 207, 5th-year, East Carolina) - Bio is attached
Baltimore also signed the following player to the active roster from its practice squad:
Steve Hauschka (K, 6-4, 210, Rookie, North Carolina State) - Bio is attached
The Ravens have re-signed the following player to their practice squad:
Anwar Phillips (CB, 6-0, 187, 1st-year, Penn State)
Years in NFL: 5
HT: 6-0 WT: 207
High School: Washington (NC)
Born 3/12/82, Ruthton, MN
Joined Ravens: Free Agent, 2008
Games Played/Games Started: (2004, 10/0); (2005, 16/0); (2006, 15/4); (2007, 15/1); (2008, 5/0) Total 61/5
Playoffs (2006, 2/1) Totals 2/1
Transactions: Signed with the Baltimore Ravens on 10/29/08...Released by the New Orleans Saints on 10/27/08...Re-signed by the Saints on 2/20/08...Re-signed by New Orleans on 3/27/07...Claimed off waivers by the Saints on 9/4/06...Waived by the Dallas Cowboys on 9/2/06...Re-signed by the Cowboys on 3/7/06...Originally signed by Dallas as an undrafted free agent on 4/30/04.
Pro: Savvy, sure-handed veteran who is also a special teams stalwart...Copper joins the Ravens with 46 receptions for 600 yards and 6 TDs, and 2 rushes for 7 yards in his 5-year career...He also has 40 special teams tackles, 1 special teams FR and 26 KORs for 502 yards to his credit.
2007: (with New Orleans/Baltimore) Saw action in 5 games, netting 1 special teams tackle and 2 KORs for 35 yards with the Saints before being released.
2007: (with New Orleans) Saw action in 15 games, including 1 start, and posted 15 receptions for 126 yards and 2 TDs...Also produced 11 special teams tackles, his 3rd season with double-digit special teams stops...2007 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Saw action in his 50th-career NFL game and netted a special teams stop and 1 catch for 5 yards in game 10 at Hou. (11/18)...Hauled in 2 receptions for 10 yards, including a 2-yard TD snag in game 7 at SF (10/28).
2006: (with New Orleans) Saw action in 15 games, including a career-high 4 starts after being claimed off waivers (9/4) following the final preseason game...Also established career highs in receptions (23), receiving yards (385), TDs (3) and long reception (48t)...Recorded 9 catches of 20 yards or more, and 16 first downs...Also returned 4 kickoffs for 79 yards (19.8 avg.)...In addition, Copper recorded 4 catches for 32 yards in the postseason...2007 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Saw action off the bench and hauled in a career-long 48-yard TD catch on a "Hail Mary" toss as time expired in the 1st half in game 11 at Atl. (11/26)...Tied a career high with 6 receptions for 87 yards, including a 27-yard TD grab in game 10 vs. Cin. (11/19)...Recorded career highs with 6 receptions for 92 yards and a TD, including a 32-yard snatch in game 9 vs. Pit. (11/12)... Started his 1st-career NFL game, pulling in a catch for 11 yards and converted a 1st down with an 8 yard run on 4th-and-inches in game 8 at TB (11/5).
2005: (with Dallas) Saw action in all 16 games and finished 5th on the team with 11 special teams tackles...Also added 16 KORs for 307 yards (19.2 avg.), with a long of 39.
2004: (with Dallas) Saw action in the final 10 games of the season after spending the opening 6 weeks on the practice squad...Caught 7 passes for 84 yards and returned 16 kickoffs for 307 yards...Also posted a career-high 14 special teams tackles...2004 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Had 2 catches for 18 yards and his 1st-career TD reception in game 12 at Sea. (12/6).
College: Was one of the most productive wideouts in East Carolina history, finishing his career as the 2nd leading receiver (139) and 4th in receiving yards (1,683) in school history...As a senior, Copper led Conference USA with 87 grabs for 897 yards and a pair of TDs...He also returned 27 punts for 124 yards...As a junior, hauled in 30 passes for 395 yards and returned 30 punts for 328 yards...Industrial technology major.
Personal: Earned honorable mention All-America honors from USA Today as a senior at Washington (N.C.) HS, where he was a 3-time All-Conference and All-Area selection...Selected to play in the 1999 Shrine Bowl and East/West All-Star Game.
Years in NFL: Rookie
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 210
College: North Carolina State
High School: Needham (MA)
Born: 6/29/85 in Needham, MA
Joined Ravens: Free Agent, 2008
Transactions: Steven Hauschka was claimed off waivers and signed with the Baltimore Ravens as a free agent on 8/31/08...Was released by the Minnesota Vikings on 8/30/08...Originally signed with the Vikings as a rookie free agent on 5/2/08.
Pro: Strong-legged kicker who can blast kickoffs and is an accurate field goal kicker...Connected on all 4 FGAs (35 yards, 21 yards, 34 yards and 48 yards) and all 4 PATs during the 2008 preseason with the Vikings.
College: Hauschka played just 1 season at NC State as a graduate student after graduating from Division III Middlebury College, where he kicked for 3 years...Walked on for the Wolfpack and won the kicking job in 2007...Led the ACC in FG percentage (88.9%), finishing the season 16-of-18...That finish ranked as the 6th-best in NC State history...Was 8-of-8 on FGAs from over 40 yards, including a long of 49...Also led the league with a perfect mark on PATs, connecting on 25 of 25 attempts...Was named a semifinalist for the 2007 Lou Groza Award and earned Academic All-ACC honors...Connected on 10 consecutive FGAs to begin the season, which tied for the 4th best mark for consecutive FGs in team history...His 1st miss of the season came in an OT win against Miami, but he made up for it by connecting on the next 4 FGs in the game, including the game-winner in OT...Named the ACC Specialist of the Week for that performance...Prior to playing at State, Hauschka played varsity football, soccer and lacrosse at Middlebury...Helped Middlebury College win the New England Small College Athletic Conference title...Was a 3-year kicker for Middlebury, where he broke the school's single-season FG record (10) and career FG record (20)...Was a 1st-team All-Conference kicker and punter as a senior and 2nd-team All-Conference honoree as a sophomore and junior...Named to the New England Football Writers Division II/III All-New England team, was a District I Academic All-American by CoSIDA, and was named to the D3football.com 2nd-team All-East team...Finished his career at Middlebury 20-of-28 on FG attempts and 35-of-40 on PATs...Played football for the 1st time as a sophomore after playing soccer up until that point.
Personal: Prepped at Needham (MA) HS, where he played soccer...Pursued his master's degree while playing at North Carolina State...Received his bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Middlebury College...Aspires to have a career in medicine after football...Played soccer through high school and into college before joining Middlebury's football team as a sophomore...Last name is pronounced HOWSH-kuh.