Ravens to sign former Raiders safety Huff

Ravens to sign former Raiders safety Huff
March 27, 2013, 5:00 pm
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The Ravens continued their defensive makeover on Wednesday, agreeing in principle to a deal with free agent safety Michael Huff. Terms were not disclosed, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the package to be three years and $6 million.

The team confirmed the agreement, which will help a secondary that lost both its starting safeties from last year. Ed Reed departed as a free agent, and Bernard Pollard was released.

Huff, 29, was a first-round draft pick by the Raiders in 2006 and has played seven seasons, all with Oakland.  He was released by the Raiders earlier this month in a salary purge.

Huff has played primarily free safety in his career and is the likely successor to Reed in the back of the Ravens secondary. But the 6-foot, 200-pound Huff started 14 games at cornerback this past season for Oakland, and his versatility is a plus. Huff finished the season with 71 tackles, two interceptions and a career-high 15 passes defensed.

Huff has played in 108 career games, with 453 tackles, 11 interceptions and 5 1/2 sacks.

Huff, a Texas native who in 2005 became the first Longhorns player to win the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back, also visited his hometown Cowboys.

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