Navy standout gets approval to join Ravens

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WASHINGTON: Keenan Reynolds, a former US Naval Academy star quarterback, and long-snap center Joe Cardona have been granted permission to play in the NFL next season, US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said on Friday (Saturday in Manila).

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Mabus said Reynolds, who was taken in the sixth round by the Baltimore Ravens in this year’s NFL Draft, and Cardona, a Super Bowl champion last season as an NFL rookie with the New England Patriots, were given permission to play next season despite their agreement with the Navy for a five-year service vow in exchange for an undergraduate education.

Reynolds was a triple-option quarterback and finished his career last season as the all-time leader in touchdowns scored (88) and career rushing yards (4,559) by a quarterback for a top-level colle- giate squad.

The Ravens plan to use Reynolds as a receiver, occasional running back and return specialist.

AFP

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