Ravens agree to terms with veteran CB Cassius Vaughn, sources say

The Ravens will be the fourth NFL team for cornerback Cassius Vaughn, who played last season for the Detroit Lions.

The Ravens have agreed to terms with veteran cornerback Cassius Vaughn on a one-year contract, according to NFL sources.

It's a veteran minimum deal worth up to $825,000, which includes a $745,000 base salary, a $50,000 bonus for making the 53-man roster and a $30,000 playtime bonus for playing 37 percent of the defensive snaps.


The depth-building move provides experience for a secondary that was affected by injuries to starters Lardarius Webb (back) and Jimmy Smith (Lisfranc foot sprain) last season. The Ravens also recently signed former New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington to a three-year, $7 million contract.

Vaughn played last season for the Detroit Lions. The 27-year-old started five of 13 games, intercepted two passes and made 18 tackles.


For his career, Vaughn has 142 tackles, seven interceptions (he returned two for touchdowns) and a forced fumble.

He has also played for the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts in five NFL seasons after going undrafted out of Missisissippi.

In 2012, Vaughn started a career-high 11 games for the Colts and had 66 tackles, nine passes defended and one interception.

Vaughn was traded to the Colts from the Broncos in 2012 in exchange for fullback Chris Gronkowski.

Vaunghn -- 5 feet 11, 195-pounds -- played collegiately at Mississippi.