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Ravens sign former Cowboys CB Brandon Carr to four-year deal

Ravens sign former Cowboys CB Brandon Carr to four-year deal

The Ravens made another move to bolster the secondary, signing former Cowboys corner Brandon Carr. The team announced the move Friday. 

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the four-year deal has multiple options that allow the team flexibility. It has the potential to be worth $24 million, but will more likely end up a two-year, $12 million signing. 

The 30-year-old found himself at the end of a five-year, $50 million deal with Dallas, where he started alongside Morris Claiborne. 

He finished last season with one interception, nine passes defended, two sacks and 61 tackles. Pro Football Focus ranked him the No. 52 cornerback in the NFL in 2016.

Carr has 15 career interceptions in his nine seasons in the NFL. In Baltimore, Carr will likely start opposite Jimmy Smith. Because the Ravens have dealt with significant injuries in the secondary, it's notable that Carr appeared in all 16 games in each of his five seasons with the Cowboys. 

The news of Carr's signing comes after a report earlier in the day that the Ravens were interested in Claiborne. With Baltimore opting for Carr, Claiborne will reportedly sign with the Jets.

That leaves the Cowboys without their two starting corners from the past several seasons. 

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Ravens place center Matt Skura on active PUP list to begin training camp

Ravens place center Matt Skura on active PUP list to begin training camp

The Ravens will be without their presumable starting center for the beginning of training camp, at the least.

Baltimore has placed Matt Skura on the active Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, the team announced on Sunday.

By being placed on the active PUP list, Skura can come off the list at any time prior to the beginning of the regular season. Once the season begins, any player still unable to play is moved to the reserve/PUP list, which requires players to sit out the first six weeks of the season.

Skura, who signed a one-year tender this offseason to remain in Baltimore, was on his way to his best season with the Ravens in 2019 before a gruesome knee injury in Week 12 ended his season. The offensive lineman tore three of the four knee ligaments -- his ACL, MCL and PCL -- in Baltimore's victory over Los Angeles last season.

Undrafted rookie Patrick Mekari took over for Skura last season and played well in his place. Even if Skura returns prior to Week 1, Mekari is still expected to compete for the starting job.

During exit interviews last season, Skura said he hoped to return to the field by the beginning of training camp. While that won't be the case, Skura still has nearly six weeks before Baltimore's season opener to get fully healthy.

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Ravens waive defensive tackle Daylon Mack, punter Dom Maggio

Ravens waive defensive tackle Daylon Mack, punter Dom Maggio

The Ravens made a bit of a surprise transaction on Saturday, when they waived defensive tackle Daylon Mack and punter Dom Maggio. 

Mack, a fifth-round pick from a year ago, played in just one game last season before being placed on Injured Reserve. Maggio was a rookie punter out of Wake Forest. 

Mack only played nine snaps in the entirety of his rookie season. He was expected to compete for the backup nose tackle spot with Justin Ellis to play behind Brandon Williams. 

The Ravens boosted their defensive line spot significantly in the offseason, as they drafted Justin Madubuike and Broderick Washington, traded for Calais Campbell, signed Derek Wolfe and re-signed Jihad Ward and Justin Ellis.

Maggio is a local product, from Monkton, Maryland. He attended Boys’ Latin in Baltimore in high school. He was set to give the Ravens an extra camp body at punter behind Sam Koch, one of the top punters in the league. 

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