The Ravens have brought back a pair of their own free agents, announcing today (via Twitter) that they’re re-signing wide receiver Marlon Brown and outside linebacker Chris Carter. Terms of the deals weren’t announced, but inexpensive, short-term contracts seem likely.
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Brown, who turns 25 in April, has spent the last three seasons in Baltimore, though he his seen his role in the offense decline since making his debut in 2013. In his rookie season, the Georgia product caught 49 balls for 524 yards and seven touchdowns. He has failed to reach the end zone since then, and recorded just 14 receptions and 112 yards in 2015.
While Brown contributes occasionally on special teams, he hasn’t been a key piece of that unit. When taking into account his reduced role on offense, it was no surprise that the team opted not to extend him an RFA tender last week. He figures to earn less than the $1.671MM he would have been tendered as a restricted free agent.
As for Carter, the former fifth-round pick has practically done a full tour of the AFC North since entering the league in 2011, spending time with the Steelers, Bengals, and Ravens. Although he has appeared in 48 total regular season contests, he hasn’t started a game since 2013, serving primarily as a defensive reserve and a special-teamer.
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