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Ravens re-sign Carr to four year deal

Chris Carr's return to Baltimore will make for a very good group of cornerbacks.

After signing Marshal Yanda and Josh Wilson bolted for Washington, the Ravens top priority became re-signing cornerback Chris Carr, which finally happened on Saturday as he agreed to a four-year deal.

While the addition of first round draft pick Jimmy Smith and the return of Domonique Foxworth gave the Ravens a solid trio of cornerbacks with Lardarius Webb, there were still questions with the unit as Smith is a rookie and Foxworth is coming off a missed season with a torn ACL.

Carr’s return gives the group more depth and stability. Last year Carr stepped into a big role when Foxworth went down in preseason and Fabian Washington underperformed so much he was basically taken off the field. He thrived in the role, starting all 16 games while finishing seventh on the team with 61 tackles and fourth on the team with eight pass deflections.

The 5-foot-10, 182-pound defensive back said he wanted to return to Baltimore, but only if he was going to have a big role on the team in 2011. The Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets were reportedly two of the many teams interested in Carr but ultimately he must have felt he would keep his starting role with the Ravens.

The terms of the contract have not been released but it could also be a move toward either releasing or renegotiating Domonique Foxworth’s deal as he is due $7.4 million in 2011, which is the fourth more on the team, including Haloti Ngata’s $12.476 million franchise tender.

Fifth round draft pick Chykie Brown and fourth-year pro Cary Williams are also expected to be on the roster next year.

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