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The Ravens bolstered their offensive line Sunday by agreeing to a one-year deal with center Andre Gurode.

Gurode, a five-time Pro Bowler with the Dallas Cowboys, is entering his 10th NFL season. He has started 122 career games, including every game in each of the past three seasons.

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"We just got better as a team," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a news release. "To have a successful season, you have to have quality depth across the board. We just added great depth to the interior of our offensive line with Andre."

Gurode was a second-round draft pick (No. 37 overall) out of Colorado in the 2002 NFL draft.

The Ravens have been without center Matt Birk -- who underwent left knee surgery in the offseason -- all preseason. Bryan Mattison served as the Ravens' starting center in Birk's absence.

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