Ravens sign cornerback Bryan McCann to boost depth in secondary

October 04, 2011 | Luke Jones

Looking to add depth to a depleted secondary, the Ravens have signed cornerback Bryan McCann to a two-year deal.

To clear room on the 53-man roster, the Ravens have released linebacker Prescott Burgess, who played only one game after being re-signed last week.

With Domonique Foxworth being placed on injured reserve last Wednesday and Chris Carr suffering a setback with his left hamstring late last week, the Ravens were forced to use Danny Gorrer and rookie Chykie Brown as their only reserve corners in the 34-17 win over the Jets on Sunday night. This marks McCann’s second stint with the Ravens, though you’re excused if you don’t recall his first stay with the team.

After being signed as a rookie free agent by the Dallas Cowboys in 2010, McCann spent a brief time with Baltimore at the start of the 2010 season before being released following the Ravens’ season-opening win against the New York Jets. The Cowboys re-signed McCann to their practice squad before he was promoted to the active roster on Nov. 4, 2010.

McCann played nine games with Dallas and returned an interception 101 yards for a touchdown against the Giants in his second NFL game. The Southern Methodist product played in two games with the Cowboys this season before being released on Sept. 20.

The second-year player also has the ability to return punts and kicks and play special teams.

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