Ravens sign CB DeAndre Houston-Carson, host two other DBs

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The Ravens defeated the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday in their preseason opener but it took them a monster effort to barely edge the visitors by just one point.

The main reason was, of course, not playing any of their starters. The consequence was that an already-thin secondary was forced to feature fringe players aplenty.

Baltimore keeps trying to fix those issues and to patch the ongoing injuries impacting the franchise and they applied another temporary solution on Monday.

Aaron Wilson of KPRC2 was the first to report the news about the Ravens hosting a trio of defensive backs ahead of Day 15 of training camp on Monday: DeAndre Houston-Carson, Duron Harmon, and Corrion Ballard.

Following that news, the Ravens made the official announcement of the signing of former Chicago Bears CB DeAndre Houston-Carson after the defensive back visited the team at the start of the week.

Houston-Carson arrives in Baltimore having spent his full seven-year career in Chicago playing for the Bears. He'll play for a new team in 2023 since he entered the league as a sixth-round pick all the way back in the 2016 draft.

The defensive back is known for his special teams prowess and he's already appeared in 94 games, including all 17 matches played last year by the Bears. Throughout his seven-year pro career, Houston-Carson has amassed 139 tackles (two of them for a loss of yards), recovered four fumbles, hit an opposing quarterback once, and intercepted three passes.

Houston-Carson only started to feature heavily in the Bears' secondary from 2021 on, as that was the first year in which he appeared in more than nine percent of all defensive snaps played by Chicago. He logged 419 snaps in 2021 (50%) and then 413 last year (38%).

However, Houston-Carson has been a staple of the Bears special teams getting at least 110 reps every year including his rookie season and featuring in 286 ST snaps last season alone (66%) while getting a grand total of 1,800 ST snaps throughout his career.

The Ravens have signed the former Bears cornerback to a one-year deal days after adding Tae Hayes to their secondary room after claiming the former Detroit Lions corner off of waivers.

Hayes already joined his new teammates on the field at The Castle on Monday for Day 15 of training camp.

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