Baltimore Ravens Sign Kyle Arrington


Well, I was totally wrong.

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Just an hour after I predicted a few cornerbacks the Baltimore Ravens could purse, they signed the biggest prize on the board in Kyle Arrington. Two days after being released by the New England Patriots, Arrington agreed in principle on a three-year deal with the Ravens, pending a physical. Financial terms have yet to be released, but Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun has said that the deal is for approximately $2.5 million over the three years.

Ozzie Newsome was not messing around last night, telling PSL owners in a conference call that there are “a lot of players available right now that I have been on the phone talking to representatives of.”

The Patriots released Arrington for salary cap purposes because he was scheduled to count for $4.625 million against the cap. They were reportedly trying to bring him back before the Ravens reached a deal with him.

It comes as a shock. While Arrington has shown his value as a slot corner, he could have potentially found a home with a chance of becoming a starter. With Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb already in the fold, the signing makes this one of the top units at the cornerback position in the league. Arrington also has the potential to line up outside if the Ravens have to deal with a rash of injuries like they did a season ago.

A undrafted seven-year pro from Hofstra, Arrington has recorded 352 tackles, 48 passes defended and nine interceptions in 56 career starts with New England. He started all three of the Patriots’ playoff games last season, including Super Bowl XLIX.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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