Brendan Carney, a Malvern Prep graduate who handled the kickoff and punting duties at Syracuse, yesterday signed a free-agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Carney had hoped to be selected in the NFL draft. Last season, Carney, 24, averaged 42 yards on 72 punts and 63.2 yards on 47 kickoffs, with 17 touchbacks.

- Rick O'Brien