This Week In Baltimore Football History: July 9-15
NO "BAD MOON" OVER BALTIMORE; YANDA SIGNS ROOKIE DEAL
By Joe Platania
1960 -- With his starting job having long since gone to Johnny Unitas, Colts quarterback George Shaw was traded to the New York Giants for first- and second-round picks.
1972 -- The ownership transaction between the Colts and Los Angeles Rams was completed. Chicago air conditioning magnate Robert Irsay bought the Rams and traded them for Carroll Rosenbloom's Colts franchise.
1982 -- Colts guard Robert Pratt, who started for seven seasons and helped the team win three straight AFC East Division titles, was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a 1984 fifth-round pick.
1984 -- Free agent signee, wide receiver and prospective return specialist Jacoby Jones was born in New Orleans.
1989 -- Ravens reserve linebacker Chavis Williams was born in Dora, Ala.
1990 -- Ravens defensive end/linebacker Michael McAdoo was born in Antioch, Texas.
1996 -- Two well-known Cleveland Browns veterans were released by the Ravens without ever playing a game for Baltimore, extroverted wideout Andre "Bad Moon" Rison and linebacker Pepper Johnson.
1997 -- During a frantic, two-day span, the Ravens signed a host of draft picks -- including Super Bowl contributors such as center Jeff Mitchell and linebacker Cornell Brown -- and undrafted players such as former Towson running back Tony Vinson.
2000 -- A little-known linebacker from Southern Mississippi, Ravens sixth-round pick Adalius Thomas, signed his rookie contract. He became one of the most versatile players in team history.
2007 -- The Ravens tried to bolster their offensive line with two key moves, signing third-round draft pick Marshal Yanda, out of Iowa, to a three-year contract and selecting Maryland tackle Jared Gaither during the supplemental draft.
2008 -- Tackle prospect Oniel Cousins, taken with the 99th overall pick during that year's draft, signed his rookie deal, a three-year contract.
2009 -- Franchise free agent and starting weak-side linebacker Terrell Suggs ended his impasse with the team by signing a six-year deal.
2010 -- The Ravens got a proven NFL veteran to back up quarterback Joe Flacco by signing former West Virginia standout Marc Bulger.
2010 -- Two draft picks that are currently part of the team's young nucleus signed their rookie deals, defensive end Arthur Jones and tight end Ed Dickson.
Posted July 9, 2012