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Joe Horn wants to play for the Ravens

Veteran wide receiver Joe Horn is interested in playing for the Baltimore Ravens, and his agent has been talking with General Manager Ozzie Newsome this week.

According to Horn’s agent, Ralph Vitolo, he has held a few conversations with Newsome.

And he was informed that the team would be in touch with him following a Friday tryout that includes free agent wideouts Drew Bennett and D.J. Hackett.

The Ravens are considering all of their options in the wake of wide receiver Derrick Mason’s retirement announcement, which isn’t considered to be final.

At this point, it’s believed that the Ravens want to check out other receivers before considering Horn or other free agent options such as Robert Ferguson, Koren Robinson, Amani Toomer, Justin McCareins or Matt Jones.

“Joe could be that game-breaking presence for the Ravens,” Vitolo told us in a telephone interview. “He’s in great shape, is extremely motivated and would love to have a chance to show what he can still do.

“He doesn’t look or play like a 37-year-old guy. Joe feels young and that’s the way he plays, with a lot of enthusiasm. All he needs is a shot.”

Horn has been selected to four Pro Bowls, but was out of football last season.

During the 2007 season, Horn caught 27 passes for 243 yards and one touchdown for the Atlanta Falcons.

For his career, Horn has registered 603 receptions for 8,744 yards and 58 touchdowns.

Horn played for Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson in Atlanta when Jackson was the Falcons’ offensive coordinator.

“Hue knows Joe very well, so that could help,” Vitolo said. “It always helps to have some kind of connection to a team.”

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are another team that could be a link for Horn, according to his agent.