Ravens agree to two-year deal with special teams standout Corey Graham

March 23, 2012 | Luke Jones

With the second week of free agency coming to an end, the Ravens have finally made their first addition from outside the organization by agreeing to a deal with Bears cornerback Corey Graham.

The Pro Bowl special teams contributor told The Chicago Tribune he will join Baltimore on what’s believed to be a two-year deal. Graham will also provide more depth at cornerback behind Lardarius Webb, Cary Williams, and 2011 first-round pick Jimmy Smith.

“I believe it’s a better situation for me and a better opportunity with a fresh start,” Graham told the Tribune. “I gave the Bears every opportunity but they moved on. All around, Baltimore is just a better deal for me and my family.”

Graham has 75 special teams tackles since 2007, good for third in the NFL in that time period. In limited time playing the nickel, he also intercepted three passes in 2011.

A fifth-round pick in the 2007 draft, the 26-year-old Graham had spent his entire career with the Bears