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Ravens Agree to Terms With Special Teams Standout Justin Bethel


The Ravens and three-time Pro Bowl special teamer/cornerback Justin Bethel have agreed to terms on a two-year contract, pending the passing of a physical, Ravens General Manager Eric DeCosta announced Friday night.

Bethel, 28, played with the Atlanta Falcons last season, after spending the first six years of his career with the Arizona Cardinals. He made the Pro Bowl three consecutive seasons (2013-15) for his outstanding special teams play. Bethel has recovered three fumbles as a special teamer and has also forced four fumbles. For his career, Bethel has 88 tackles on special teams, including a career-high 17 in 2013.

As a cornerback, Bethel has 97 career tackles and four career interceptions, three of which he has returned for touchdowns, including an 87-yard return in 2017. The sixth-round pick out Presbyterian in 2012 has started 14 games in his seven NFL seasons.

The announcement about adding Bethel comes on the same day as Special Teams Coordinator Jerry Rosburg announced his retirement. Now Bethel will be a key part of maintaining the Ravens' high standards.

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