The Ravens today signed Corey Ivy, who played with them from 2006-08, to replace injured cornerback Lardarius Webb on the team's roster.
The 32-year-old Ivy, who started a majority of the Ravens games in 2007 opposite Chris McAlister, had 63 total tackles, three sacks and an interception that season. His playing time decreased in 2008and he had just 11 total tackles. He was not re-signed following the season.
Ivy, 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds, should practice with the Ravens on Wednesday and could see action Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Webb, a rookie, suffered a torn ACL in his right knee Sunday against the Chicago Bears while blocking on special teams. He was placed on injured reserve.
It's likely that Chris Carr will move into the starting lineup, and the Ravens could rotate Ivy and Frank Walker as the fifth defensive back in passing situations.
Ivy was signed by the Cleveland Browns this past offseason and waived on final cutdown day after training camp. He also played one game with the Steelers this season, ironically, it was against the Ravens. The Oklahoma University product started his NFL career in 1999 on the New England Patriots' practice squad.
Ivy has played in 111 games in his career, posing 209 tackles, 9.5 sacks, three interceptions, six forced fumbles and one fumble recovery from scrimmage. He also has recorded 97 special teams tackles.
In other roster moves, the Ravens waived safety Marcus Paschal and signed safety Keith Fitzhugh off of the New York Jets' practice squad. Fitzhugh is a 5-11, 205-pound rookie from Mississippi State.