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Baltimore Ravens Sign CB Kyle Arrington

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The former Patriots defensive back has switched to the dark side.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle, what have you done!?

The Baltimore Ravens have annouced that, pending a physical, cornerback Kyle Arrington has signed a three year deal to don the purple and black.

Arrington was underappreciated while he was with the Patriots for six seasons. He spent multiple seasons as the starting cornerback, was a special teams ace, and settled in as one of the slot corners in the entire league. Sure, he continued to struggle on the outside, but he was a quality cornerback against the shiftier receivers and his talents will be missed.

In his six seasons under Bill Belichick, the 5'10, 190 lbs cornerback helped the team reach four consecutive AFC conference champions, two Super Bowls, and snag one title. He might be remembered as the counterpart to Devin McCourty in the Patriots attempt at worst secondary in NFL history back in 2011, but he rallied and should be remembered as being a great asset.

Arrington was undrafted out of Hofstra (a school that no longer has a football program), and eventually signed to the Patriots practice squad. In a true underdog story, he developed into a starter and a player most should have had an easy time supporting.

Best of luck in Baltimore, Kyle. You'll need it.