The list of unsigned first-round draft picks is down to four.
Cornerback Duane Starks, the 10th overall selection, agreed to terms on a four-year, $7 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday night.His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said Starks' contract includes a $3.5 million signing bonus and $500,000 in incentives.
Starks, a 5-foot-10, 170-pounder, had three interceptions and 87 tackles last year as a senior at Miami. He was expected to compete with Deron Jenkins for a starting spot with the Ravens, but his holdout has put him behind in the competition.
"His size doesn't limit him," said defensive backs coach Alvin Reynolds. "He fits what we need, and that's speed. You can't ever go wrong with speed."
Rosenhaus said Starks would report to training camp today and could play in Saturday night's exhibition opener against the Chicago Bears.
Now that Starks has signed, the only first-round holdouts are Andre Wadsworth (Arizona), Curtis Enis (Chicago), Jason Peter (Carolina) and Terry Fair (Detroit).
BEARS: With Enis still unsigned, the Bears bolstered their backfield Tuesday by signing Bam Morris.
Morris, who was suspended twice for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy and spent 89 days in jail this year for marijuana possession, signed a one-year contract. Terms were not disclosed.
Morris, 26, rushed for 744 yards last season with the Ravens, but was released by the team in January. He helped the Pittsburgh Steelers reach the Super Bowl in 1996 and was the game's leading rusher.
Meanwhile, Enis' agent said his client will sit out the season and go back into next year's draft if the Bears don't meet his contract demands.
49ERS: After apologizing for failing to show up for Sunday's exhibition game against New England, tackle Jamie Brown rejoined the 49ers.
Although he was injured and unable to play, Brown was expected to be on the sidelines for the preseason game against the Patriots. But he never showed up, apparently because he was upset over a lingering hamstring pull that forced him to miss practice all last week.
Brown explained his absence to his teammates and coaches during a team meeting Monday night.
STEELERS: Receiver-kick returner Henry Bailey will miss his second straight season because of an injury suffered in a preseason game.
Bailey broke an ankle in Saturday's exhibition against Tampa Bay. He sat out the 1997 season after breaking a leg in a preseason game.
PATRIOTS: The Patriots, looking for depth in their defensive backfield, signed free agent cornerback Jason Suttle.
Suttle, 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, began the preseason with the San Diego Chargers. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin.
GIANTS: Giants linebacker Corey Miller has a bulging disc in his neck that may cause him to miss this season.
Miller, who will turn 30 in October, is taking steroids in an attempt to reduce the bulge between his sixth and seventh cervical vertebrae. If that treatment fails, Miller could opt to have season-ending surgery.