The Ravens have agreed to a one-year deal with cornerback Kyle Fuller, adding a Baltimore native with playmaking pedigree who could help stabilize their secondary. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fuller, 30, should compete for playing time immediately in a Ravens defense looking to return to health and bounce back from a historically bad 2021. The Mount Saint Joseph product earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2018 with the Chicago Bears, when he led the NFL with seven interceptions, and made the Pro Bowl a second straight year in 2019.
Fuller’s Ravens deal sends him to his third team in as many years. The Bears released Fuller after the 2020 season in a cost-cutting move, and he signed a one-year, $9.5 million contract with the Denver Broncos in March 2021. He struggled at times in Denver last season, playing four defensive snaps over a three-game span in October, including a Week 7 benching, and nine snaps over a two-game span in December.
While Fuller finished the season without an interception for the first time in his career, he showed his versatility as a nickel cornerback, where he could line up in Baltimore. Fuller’s also never missed a game because of injury over his seven-year NFL career.
After finishing last in the NFL in pass defense last year, the Ravens released cornerback Tavon Young and did not re-sign cornerback Anthony Averett. In the draft, they took safety Kyle Hamilton, who could defend receivers in the slot, and cornerbacks Jalyn Armour-Davis and Damarion “Pepe” Williams. Team officials are also hopeful that Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters will be back to full strength after suffering season-ending injuries last season.
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