Brandon Carr is off the board. The Ravens have signed the former Cowboys cornerback to a four-year deal, according to a team announcement.
However, that doesn’t tell the whole story. It’s really a one-year deal with series of options to make it a four-year, $24MM, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. It will likely turn out to be a two-year, $12MM deal when all is said and done, he adds. Soon, we’ll probably know the full breakdown of the contract.
The Ravens have been heavily connected to Morris Claiborne, but they’ve instead signed Dallas’ other notable free agent cornerback. Carr, 31 in May, has started in every single regular season game for Dallas since joining the club in 2012. In fact, his ironman streak goes back further than that. He also made every single possible start for the Chiefs from 2008-2011.
Carr first came to Dallas on a five-year, $50.1MM pact in 2012. He never lived up to that deal – and had to take a hefty pay cut in 2016 to stay with the Cowboys as a result – but he has still be a serviceable player. In 2016, Carr graded out as the leagues No. 52 cornerback among 114 qualifiers, per Pro Football Focus. He appeared in 96% of Dallas’ defensive snaps.
Carr was ranked as our No. 2 cornerback left in free agency heading into today. Claiborne, Nickell Robey-Coleman, Darrelle Revis, and Brandon Flowers are among the notables that remain.
The Jets were once linked to Carr, but their level of interest was unclear.
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