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Ravens sign Chris Canty

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After a rough start to the league year, the Ravens are on the board in free agency, bringing in former Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty.

Canty has already signed his contract and posted a picture of it on Instagram. Although Canty didn’t post the financials, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that Canty gets $8 million over three years, with $2.8 million guaranteed.

The 6-foot-7, 317-pound Canty started nine games for the Giants last season and recorded three sacks. For a Ravens defense that lost defensive end Paul Kruger and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe today, the arrival of Canty will be viewed as good news.

Canty is the No. 61 player in our Free Agent Hot 100.

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34 Responses to “Ravens sign Chris Canty”
  1. blackandbluedivision says: Mar 12, 2013 7:29 PM

    Ravens sign…not a linebacker.

  2. broncobeta says: Mar 12, 2013 7:29 PM

    Thank god. With Ray Lewis gone, who is going to underachieve on the defense this year?

  3. RavenzGunnerz says: Mar 12, 2013 7:31 PM

    Ozz has 2 SB on his resume.

    You? crickets…..

    That’s what I thought.

  4. flavordave says: Mar 12, 2013 7:31 PM

    Cantys a good player. Another weak link in the Giant lineup. Eagles are set to dominate with the ol Chipper. Yeah fellas.

  5. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 12, 2013 7:33 PM

    Worst team in Maryland.

  6. jakec4 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:35 PM

    Canty is huge. I had to double check his measurables just to make sure he really was as big as listed. The Ravens definitely need size like this on the defensive line.

  7. flash1283 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:36 PM

    Can he catch passes for jump ball Joe and play LB?

  8. ravenaintor says: Mar 12, 2013 7:41 PM

    This signing is huge. He will make a tremendous contribution to this SB team.

  9. steel6curtain says: Mar 12, 2013 7:50 PM

    ravenzgunnerz…..ill bet youve been a ravens fan for a long time! what since December?

  10. ravenator says: Mar 12, 2013 7:50 PM

    Oz working his magic. Just a solid cheap effective depth sign hate on haters

  11. manuich1 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:54 PM

    Good team player but was barely healthy last year especially after the knee surgery. Glad the Giants dumped him. Cullen Jenkins brings more to the table than Canty. Good for Canty though.

  12. Deb says: Mar 12, 2013 7:54 PM

    Ozzie didn’t miss a beat there, did he?

  13. greglloydrules says: Mar 12, 2013 7:56 PM

    I can’t believe how over the hill these Ravens fans are. Either ravenator has multiple accounts or they’re all as stupid as she is.

  14. bhindenemylines says: Mar 12, 2013 7:57 PM

    At this point did they really have a choice?

  15. scoobies05 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:00 PM

    logicalvoice…you are a moron

  16. jamaltimore says: Mar 12, 2013 8:02 PM

    Funny by about week six of next year people will be praising this pick up while the also rans who think they stole ravens players today are trying to figure out what went wrong with all the former part time,old and injury prone players they signed.

    This is joes team now and all the superbowl MVP knows how to do is win.. Black and purple.

  17. bigblue88 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:04 PM

    Hahaha this guy was a bum for us.. Looks like clowney mite end up with the ravens…cheers!

  18. jarvis1104 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:07 PM

    Be objective. Steelers lose a big player, Ravens fans say they’re falling apart and Colbert doesn’t know what hes doing. Ravens lose a big player, people say everything will be fine and Ozzie will work his magic. Last I checked both had 2 rings and they have come fairly recently. Lets stop only giving Ozzie the benefit of the doubt.

  19. SAV says: Mar 12, 2013 8:07 PM

    This is great news. Canty can flat out ball. He fits the Ravens perfectly and was miscast in that Giants pass-rush first lineup. This is just a great fit and the Giants got what they needed in Jenkins as well. The Giants want 4 guys getting to the QB and the Ravens want a more balanced defensive attack. Finally I love the Ravens always go for players that came from good quality super bowl winning systems.

    #WINNING!!!! #SUPERBOWLREPEAT

    GREAT FIT!

  20. grs27 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:11 PM

    Great move by Ozzie signing a LB ….oh wait.

  21. wave222 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:12 PM

    Good player for “The New York Football Giants”
    Lucky to still have a chance to play after the cheap shot knee injury!!!! Good luck Chris!!

  22. vincentbojackson says: Mar 12, 2013 8:12 PM

    Welcome to the spotlight Ravens. Now you know what the high profile franchises like the Patriots, Packers and Steelers deal with EVERY off-season. When you were flaming out in the playoffs every year you could fly under the radar. A blown coverage by the Broncos and now Flacco’s the highest paid QB and everybody’s lining up to over-pay for your free agents.

  23. teal379 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:12 PM

    Canty didn’t pass Green Bay’s physical per sources at the Packers. That’s why they didn’t offer him anything.

    Let that sink in when you realize how many injuries GB tends to have.

  24. ironmandc5 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:15 PM

    Good signing him and nagata should cause some disruption to force turnovers. Healty suggs and mcclain we will be ok

  25. canadianbucsfan says: Mar 12, 2013 8:15 PM

    Good signing, but still the ravens have had a rouugggh start to the new year. I still think they will be a playoff team next year, but the losses of Lewis,Ellerbe, Kruger,Boldin, and possibly Reed has to hurt them.

  26. thrstr says: Mar 12, 2013 8:17 PM

    RavenzGunnerz says:
    Ozz has 2 SB on his resume.

    and still team with least # of SB in Maryland

  27. buzzbeaubank says: Mar 12, 2013 8:22 PM

    steel6curtain says:
    Mar 12, 2013 7:50 PM
    ravenzgunnerz…..ill bet youve been a ravens fan for a long time! what since December?
    —————
    Ha. A Steeler fan bleating something about a bandwagon on every article.

  28. bigdinla says: Mar 12, 2013 8:29 PM

    Canty is a much better fit for the 3-4. He was a beast in Dallas and will be a steal for Baltimore.

  29. vincentbojackson says: Mar 12, 2013 8:35 PM

    Ozzie just signed Canty for what amounts to $80,000 per tackle.

    After what happened to his team today it seems like a panic move.

  30. theylovetohateus88 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:36 PM

    Another solid under the radar pick up by Ozzy, this signing reminds me of Trevor Pryce and Corey Redding, Dlineman a little older but very solid for another 2-3 years and at a team friendly price

  31. mpetey123 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:30 AM

    If the Ravens get a good LB in the draft a great front could help him produce. Good solid signing, wish you could have kept either Ellerbe or Kruger but business is business.

  32. randallflagg52 says: Mar 13, 2013 7:09 AM

    steeler fans, don’t be jealous that Chris Canty is younger than Brett Keisel and better than Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward (both first round wastes by the way).

    Not every GM can be as good as Ozzie Newsome. I know you wish you had Ozzie over that salary cap ruining clown you are stuck with, but come on. Give credit where credit is due, just admit that Ozzie is the man.

  33. rexryanseacrest says: Mar 13, 2013 8:28 AM

    After the 2010 season, the Ravens cut ties with Todd Heap, McGahee, Mason, and Kelly Gregg among others. Everyone laughed and said they would be 6-10. They made it to the AFC Championship game the following year.

    After the 2011 season, the Ravens lost Redding, Grubbs, Jarret Johnson, and a solid backup RB in Ricky Williams. Again, everyone said they would have a down year. They won the SB.

    It’s only March 13, maybe everyone can just take a deep breath and let this thing play out. Look at the two teams that overpaid for Ravens players yesterday. There is a reason they are not contenders year after year.

  34. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 13, 2013 2:21 PM

    Not every GM can be as good as Ozzie Newsome. I know you wish you had Ozzie over that salary cap ruining clown you are stuck with, but come on. Give credit where credit is due, just admit that Ozzie is the man.
    Oh okay Ozzie is a man not the man there is only one of those. You raven fans must be dying for role models…Lewis!Suggs,Ravenator
    Your city has my pity..

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