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Ravens agrees to 1-year deal with CB Kelly Fuller, a Baltimore native and 2-time Pro Bowl pick

The Ravens have agreed to a one-year deal with cornerback Kyle Fuller, adding a Baltimore native with a playmaking pedigree that could help stabilize his secondary. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Fuller, 30, must compete for immediate play time in the Ravens defense in his quest to return to health and bounce back from the historically poor 2021. The Mount St. Joseph product earned first-team All-Pro honors with the Chicago Bears in 2018, when he led the NFL with seven interceptions, and made the Pro Bowl the second year in a row in 2019.

Fuller’s Ravens deal sent him to his third team in as many years. The Bears released Fuller in a cost-cutting move after the 2020 season, and he signed a one-year, $9.5 million contract with the Denver Broncos in March 2021. He struggled several times in Denver last season, playing four of three defensive snaps. Game duration in October, which includes a week 7 benching, and nine snaps over a two-game period in December.

While Fuller finished the season without a hitch for the first time in his career, he showed his versatility as a nickel cornerback where he could line up in Baltimore. Fuller never missed a game due to injury in his seven-year NFL career.

After finishing last in the pass defense in the NFL last year, the Ravens released cornerback Tavon Young and did not re-sign cornerback Anthony Everett. In the draft, he took on safety Kyle Hamilton, who could defend receivers in the slot, and outplayed Jaline Armor-Davis and Damarian “Pepe” Williams. Team officials are also hopeful that Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters will be back in full force last season after battling season-ending injuries.

This story will be updated.

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