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Ravens Sign Hamlin

Former Cowboys safety Ken Hamlin has signed a one-year deal to back up Ravens safety Ed Reed. Hamlin signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys in 2007 and parlayed that into a long-term deal worth $39 million the next year. One thing he didn’t count on was that he would be looking for work again this spring. The Cowboys released Hamlin after just two seasons of his new deal. Hamlin is looking to successfully repeat the one-year plan with the Ravens and hope it leads to another multi-year deal.

Hamlin was signed to back up perennial Pro Bowler Ed Reed. Reed has had trouble staying healthy the last couple of seasons leaving the Ravens vulnerable in the secondary. Hamlin was signed to shore up that problem.

The Cowboys have been very vocal about rolling the dice with the safeties they have in camp and have further emphasized that by not signing some big name free agents at the position. Alan Ball will be given every chance to start, while Mike Hamlin and Pat Watkins are also in the mix.

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