Ravens sign veteran cornerback Brandon Carr

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Ravens sign veteran cornerback Brandon Carr


The Baltimore Ravens announced Thursday that they have agreed to a 1-year deal with veteran free agent cornerback Brandon Carr. The deal is worth roughly $24 million with a series of options to make it a 4-year deal according to Adam Schefter. Carr was a fifth round pick in 2008 by the Kansas City Chiefs, he spent his first four seasons there before signing a 5-year, $50 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys via free agency. He has never missed a game in his nine seasons and his streak of 144 consecutive starts is the longest among NFL cornerbacks and is sixth among active players.

After being front-runners to sign free agent cornerback Morris Claiborne for the past week, the Ravens wound up striking a deal with his former Dallas Cowboys teammate. Carr is joining a Baltimore team who has had plenty of injuries across the board the last couple of seasons, especially on the outside. Carr’s signing brings much-needed stability at the cornerback position, he is durable and his physical play-style at 6-foot, 210-pounds suits the Raven’s defensive needs. In nine seasons he has 552 total tackles, 1 sack, 110 pass deflections and 15 career interceptions, but he has only 1 interception over the past three seasons. Prior to that he had six interceptions in his first two years in Dallas. 

Carr is coming off arguably his best season with Dallas, finishing with 9 pass deflections, 1 tackle for loss and 61 total tackles and 1 interception in 2016. Last week the Ravens made moves to upgrade their secondary after agreeing to a four-year deal with free agent Tony Jefferson, who will play alongside Eric Weddle at the safety position. They also have already released cornerback Shareece Wright who was a starter of 9 games last year which means that Carr will now be paired on the outside with often injured Jimmy Smith. They have also already released safeties, Lardarius Webb and Kendrick Lewis.

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