This Week In Baltimore Football History: May 28-June 3
OHER IS BORN; "SUNDAY TICKET" HITS THE AIR
By Joe Platania
1970 -- The Colts traded running back Preston Pearson and defensive back Ocie Austin to the Pittsburgh Steelers for linebacker Ray May, a USC product who started for the Super Bowl V champions.
1975 -- Baltimore traded a 1977 fourth-round draft pick to the Washington Redskins for veteran running back Herb Mul-Key, who ended up not playing for the Colts at all.
1985 -- The league approved the usage of videotape instead of film for the use of coaching and scouting footage.
1986 -- Ravens starting right tackle and 2009 first-round draft pick Michael Oher was born in Memphis.
1986 -- Ravens defensive end/tackle Arthur Jones was born in Endicott, N.Y.
1994 -- The league announced that a new satellite service, "NFL Sunday Ticket," would begin operations for the 1994 season.
1997 -- The Ravens waived the old Cleveland Browns' final first-round draft choice, linebacker Craig Powell. Defensive lineman Dan Footman, who started in the first-ever Ravens' game in 1996, was also cut loose.
2001 -- The team completed its revamping of the quarterback position by signing former Philadephia Eagles Pro Bowl quarterback Randall Cunningham as a backup to Elvis Grbac.
2004 -- In a move few saw coming, the Ravens signed ex-Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell "Slash" Stewart as a free agent. Also, the team inked NFL cornerback veteran Dale Carter.
2007 -- The NFL, in conjunction with the players' union, the Retired Players Association, the Hall of Fame and other entities, announced the first joint consortium that would coordinate and provide medical services to retired players.
2010 -- The Ravens, wanting to create a kicking competition in training camp, brought in ex-Cincinnati Bengals veteran Shayne Graham to battle incumbent Steven Hauschka.
Posted May 28, 2012