Ravens bolster depleted defense by signing free agent DE Chris Canty

Published March 12, 2013

| Associated Press

The Baltimore Ravens have signed free agent defensive end Chris Canty, who spent the previous four seasons with the New York Giants.

Canty announced the signing Tuesday on Instagram with a photo of the signed contract, according to the Ravens website.

But it was a tough day for the Super Bowl champions, who lost free agent linebackers Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe. Kruger signed with the AFC North-rival Cleveland Browns and Ellerbe agreed to a five-year deal with Miami.

The 30-year-old Canty was released in February by the Giants. The 6-foot-7, 317-pounder was a starter the last four years in New York, but he missed seven games in 2012 with a knee injury. He finished with 26 tackles and three sacks.

Canty can also play the middle of the line.

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