NFL notes: Former Weatherford standout signs with Super Bowl champ Ravens

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Former Weatherford High School standout Kapron Lewis-Moore became the first member of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens’ draft class to sign a contract, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound defensive end from Notre Dame, who was drafted in the sixth round, signed a four-year deal on Thursday. Lewis-Moore, though, could miss a substantial amount, if not all, of the 2013 season as he recovers from an ACL tear in his right knee suffered in the second quarter of the national championship game against Alabama.

“He’s a guy that we’re going to bring along and rehab,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said. “If we get something out of him in 2013, it’s a plus.”

At Notre Dame, Lewis-Moore started 42 of the 45 games he played and finished with 180 career tackles and 12 sacks. He had 40 tackles and six sacks last season. Lewis-Moore had surgery in late January.

“I just try to have a positive mind about it,” he told the Sun. “I know the knee kind of set me back a bit, but you can only control what you can control. I’m working my butt off to get right again.”

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• Lions: Keller High School graduate Alex Elkins, who got a football scholarship to Oklahoma State despite never playing high school football, signed with Detroit as an undrafted free agent. Elkins attended Keller for one year after moving from Georgia.

• Jets: Cornerback Cliff Harris and defensive end Claude Davis were cut shortly after they were arrested for possession of marijuana in New Jersey.

• Ravens: Left tackle Bryant McKinnie reached agreement on a two-year contract worth as much as $7 million.

• Retirement: Kicker Nate Kaeding has retired because of a recent groin injury. The longtime Chargers kicker signed a one-year contract with the Buccaneers in the off-season but won’t be joining them.

• Charity: Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh donated $250,000 to his former high school in Portland, Ore., to help construct a new football field and artificial track surface. Suh graduated from Grant High School in 2005. Last year the Grant football team played all its games on the road because its home facilities were declared unsafe. Nike contributed $350,000 to the school, too.

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