"This will sound a little like a broken record, but Cory is a guy who plays like a Raven," said Newsome of Redding. "He hustles, he plays with intelligence, and he can play multiple positions like many of our defensive players. He's been a starter at both inside tackle and defensive end. And I am sure our coaches will use him in both positions."
Formerly of the Seattle Seahawks and entering his eighth NFL season, Redding was originally a third-round Draft choice by the Detroit Lions out of the University of Texas.
"Cory fits with us because he plays with such a high motor. He's a great effort guy," commented head coach John Harbaugh. "And, he's very excited to be with us, excited to be joining the Ravens' defense because he believes he plays that way. He's been a good player, and I think he'll even blossom more with our defense. He's a player similar to Dwan Edwards in that he can play inside and out. He's stout and plays the run well. Plus, he's a proven pass rusher. It's a good acquisition for us."