-- The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms on a five-year contract with wide receiver Mark Clayton, their first-round draft pick, on Friday night and the former Oklahoma standout will report to the team on Saturday after missing the first five days of training camp.
The overall package is worth $8.2 million, though incentives and escalator clauses could push the total value to $11 million, according to a league source. Clayton, the 22nd overall pick, will receive close to $6 million in guaranteed money.
Clayton is expected to sign the contract Saturday morning and to attend the scrimmage against the Washington Redskins, though he will not participate in it.
Baltimore Coach Brian Billick had grown increasingly irritated with Clayton's absence as the first week of training camp progressed, particularly considering that the players drafted before and after Clayton signed. He said Thursday that "the parameters are set: Take number 21, take number 23, add them together and cut it in half. Anything beyond that is just hard to understand."
Jacksonville wide receiver Matt Jones (21st overall) signed for five years and $8.45 million and Oakland cornerback Fabian Washington (23rd overall) signed for five years and $7.8 million; using Billick's parameters, Clayton was due approximately $8.1 million, with $5.6 million of it guaranteed.
From a financial standpoint, "the time did benefit Mark," said Jim Steiner, one of his St. Louis-based agents. "We had agreed on the gross package and years three or four days ago. What was holding up the deal was the structure -- the guaranteed money, the incentives and escalators -- and those did change. It was well worth the holdout."
Ravens Note: Anthony Wright hasn't felt this kind of fatigue -- the kind that comes from working and sweating in the hot sun during two-a-day training camp practices -- in quite some time, but the good news for the backup quarterback is that the shoulder that caused him to miss much of last season feels healthy.
Wright will direct the second-string offense for a 10-play series in the scrimmage on Saturday, the first time he's faced an opponent in 20 months.
"It's been a long time," Wright said. "I'm kind of excited, kind of ready to get out and do a little something against real competition."
Wright hasn't played -- or been tackled -- since Jan. 3, 2004, when he played during the Ravens' playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.
He stepped in after starter Kyle Boller went down with a thigh injury midway through the 2003 season, and he led the Ravens to five wins in their final seven games to clinch the AFC North title. But he underwent shoulder surgery the following May, and that kept him sidelined until November. Meantime, Boller started every game -- becoming only the second quarterback to do so in Ravens history -- and became firmly entrenched.
"I'm just trying to make sure that I'm ready whenever my name's called," said Wright, who didn't appear in a game last season. "The coaches have explained the situation to me very well, so I have a good perspective on what I need to do, and what needs to be done to help this team."
On Friday morning, Wright worked with the starting offense as Boller rested his arm. He connected with wide receiver Randy Hymes for a touchdown from about 40 yards and also completed a pass to tight end Daniel Wilcox in the corner of the end zone during seven-on-seven.
"Today was an example of what Anthony can do," quarterbacks coach Rick Neuheisel said. "We let Kyle have the day off and rest his arm, and Anthony picked up, and we didn't miss a step. That's a luxury."
Billick said any player who has an injury will not participate, which likely rules out returner B.J. Sams (hamstring) and defensive tackle Kelly Gregg (hyperextended elbow), neither of whom practiced on Friday. Tight end Todd Heap (ankle and shoulder surgery) and running back Musa Smith (leg) are both on the physically unable to perform list.
Boller took part in the afternoon walk-through at the team's training facility in Owings Mills.