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The Baltimore Ravens made it official Tuesday, announcing that veteran safety Ken Hamlin signed a one-year contract after passing his physical.

Hamlin, who will wear No. 45 for the Ravens, had confirmed his agreement with Baltimore last Thursday.

“I had a good few days while I was there and I got a good vibe from them,” Hamlin said in a telephone interview. “I’m just ready to get going. I’m excited about it. They have so many weapons and leaders there already.

“I’m just going to do the best I can to learn and do whatever I have to do to help the team. I’ve got a lot to learn. They’ve done a lot this offseason to make it a real powerhouse.”

The Dallas Cowboys cut Hamlin in April. The hard-hitting safety was due a $5.596 million base salary this year and he’s coming off an injury-plagued season where his statistics dropped.

Hamlin recorded 74 tackles, but had no interceptions and just four pass deflections last season while missing four games with a high ankle sprain.

Hamlin was cut two seasons into a six-year, $39 million contract.

For his career, Hamlin has intercepted 14 passes.

Selected to his lone Pro Bowl in 2007 with the Cowboys, Hamlin registered a career-high 102 tackles, five interceptions and 14 pass deflections.

Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times and the Annapolis Capital.


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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best Sports News Story for the state of Maryland in voting conducted by the Associated Press managing editors. 

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