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Ravens pay Chris Canty his scheduled $500,000 roster bonus, source says

The Ravens paid veteran starting defensive end Chris Canty his scheduled $500,000 roster bonus Friday, according to an NFL source.

That likely secures Canty’s roster status for next season, when he’s due a $2 million base salary in the second year of a three-year, $8 million contract he signed last year. That included a $2 million signing bonus as part of $2.8 million in guaranteed money.

During his first season with the Ravens last year, Canty recorded 30 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles. He also had four passes defended.

The 6-foot-7, 317-pound former New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys starter started 13 of 15 games played. Canty, 31, had one sack and two forced fumbles against the Buffalo Bills.

Canty chose the Ravens last year after visiting the Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans.

He missed one game last season with a groin injury.

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