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Chris Canty | Defensive Lineman

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/10/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 317
College: Virginia
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The Ravens can save $2 million in cap room by releasing RE Chris Canty.
Canty was a disappointment in his first year with the Ravens, grading out as just the No. 23 3-4 end by Pro Football Focus. His roster spot isn't guaranteed with Kapron Lewis-Moore, Brandon Williams and rookie Timmy Jernigan all showing well this offseason. Lewis-Moore and Jernigan are candidates to start opposite Haloti Ngata, with Williams taking over at nose tackle. Jun 14 - 5:39 PM
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The Ravens have paid RE Chris Canty his scheduled $500,000 roster bonus.

It secures Canty’s roster spot for this season, where he’s due a $2 million base salary. Canty had 30 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles over 15 games in his first year with the Ravens. Although his pass-rush skills have faded some in recent seasons, Canty remains a high-quality NFL starter. Now entering his age-32 campaign, Canty's strength is as a run defender.
Mar 14 - 8:15 PM

According to Ravens beat reporter Aaron Wilson, DE Chris Canty "had a dominant minicamp."

Wilson noted that Canty looked explosive and slimmed down, and the former Cowboys fourth-round draft pick from Virginia consistently disrupted passing lanes and shoved offensive linemen into the backfield. The Ravens envision a versatile role for Canty with him lining up everywhere from defensive tackle to defensive end, but he isn't expected to play nose tackle.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 09:17:00 AM

Ravens DE Chris Canty said Friday that his surgically-repaired knee is finally healthy.

Canty looked "explosive" at minicamp and his knee injury no longer appears to be a concern. A defensive tackle with the Giants last season, Canty missed the first six games of 2012 and was diagnosed with a sprained MCL in December. He's playing five-technique tackle in Baltimore. It's Canty's natural position.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 10:16:00 AM

The Packers' team doctors reportedly wouldn't sign off on Ravens DE Chris Canty's (knee) physical when he paid the team a free-agent visit in March.

Canty missed the first six games of 2012 after undergoing offseason knee surgery, and then was diagnosed with a sprained MCL in December. The Ravens' physicians voiced no concerns with the knee, and it doesn't matter much now. Canty might be held back in OTAs, but he'll be fine for training camp.
Tue, May 21, 2013 09:24:00 AM

Ravens agreed to terms with DT Chris Canty, formerly of the Giants, to a three-year, $8 million contract with $2.8 million guaranteed.

Canty broke the news on his Twitter account. The former Giant also drew interest from the Packers, Titans, and Jaguars. Canty tallied just 26 tackles and three sacks in nine games last season, but should be a solid fit as a five-technique tackle along the Ravens' 3-4 line. He'll help stop the run for a team remaking its linebacker corps. The Ravens figure to start Canty and Arthur Jones on the ends, with Haloti Ngata quite possibly taking over as a full-time nose tackle.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 07:25:00 PM

The Ravens are hosting free agent DT Chris Canty on Tuesday.

Canty would likely play end in Ravens DC Dean Pees' 3-4 base defense. He'd be a rotational player. Canty has made several visits since the Giants released him on February 6, meeting with the Packers, Jaguars, Titans, and Chiefs.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 11:23:00 AM

Free agent DT Chris Canty will visit the Packers next Wednesday.

Canty visited the Titans and Chiefs before the Combine, and is expected to meet with the Jaguars in addition to the Packers. It would behoove Canty to find a new home before free agency floods the market.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 12:31:00 PM

Free agent DT Chris Canty has scheduled meetings with the Packers and Jaguars for after the NFL Combine.

Canty visited the Titans and Chiefs before the NFL convened in Indy. A 6-foot-7, 317-pound 30-year-old, Canty still has good football left in his tank assuming he can stay healthy. He's also capable of fitting both 3-4 and 4-3 schemes.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 05:32:00 PM

Free agent DT Chris Canty says he "might be willing" to give the Panthers a hometown discount.

Canty grew up in Charlotte, and Carolina needs defensive tackle help. He also knows GM Dave Gettleman from their days with the Giants. Panthers OLB Thomas Davis recently sent Canty a text that read, "It's time for you to come on home." Canty has visited the Chiefs and Titans since being released ten days ago.
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 03:57:00 PM

The Titans made a contract offer to free agent DT Chris Canty during his visit, but he's "continuing to explore his options."

Canty visited the Chiefs on Monday. Per USA Today's Mike Garafolo, Canty has no other scheduled visits "at this point." The fact that Canty is "continuing to explore his options" is a strong indication the Titans' offer was of the "team friendly" variety. Canty is still likely to have a new home by the end of the week.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 01:37:00 PM

Free agent DT Chris Canty visited the Titans over the weekend and also is scheduled to meet with the Chiefs soon.

They are the first known free-agent visits of the 2013 offseason. Canty, 30, has experience at both 4-3 defensive tackle and 3-4 defensive end, the latter from his time in Dallas. He was an interior pass rusher and plugger with the Giants. Because Canty has already been released, he's free to sign anywhere immediately. Free agents with expiring contracts must wait until March 12.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 01:40:00 PM

The Charlotte Observer lists DT Chris Canty as a possible free agent target for the Panthers.

Canty was released earlier in the week and could be a replacement for Ron Edwards, who is widely expected to be cut this offseason. Canty has a history with Panthers GM Dave Gettleman during his time with the Giants.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 10:15:00 PM

Giants released DT Chris Canty.

Looking to get younger, the Giants have now cleared nearly $14 million in cap space by releasing Canty, Ahmad Bradshaw and Michael Boley. According to Canty, he was not offered a pay cut before being handed his walking papers. Signed to a six-year, $42 million deal in 2009, Canty was a 16-game starter in 2010 and 2011, but bookended those campaigns with injury-plagued seasons. Knee and groin woes limited him to nine games in 2012, though he still graded out as a top-20 defensive tackle in Pro Football Focus' ratings. He shouldn't hurt for one-year offers.
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 03:54:00 PM

The Giants have yet to approach DT Chris Canty about restructuring his contract.

It doesn't mean a whole lot, as Canty could still get cut. LB Michael Boley was released on Tuesday, and he says the team never approached him about reducing his salary. Injury-prone Canty, 30, has two years left on his deal, and he's due a base of $6.25 million in 2013. The Giants have Linval Joseph, Markus Kuhn, and Marvin Austin as young interior linemen.
Tue, Feb 5, 2013 07:04:00 PM

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