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Ex-Ravens DE Chris Canty to visit Jets on Friday and Saturday, source says

Ex-Ravens defensive lineman Chris Canty was going into the final year of a three-year contract when the Ravens cut him last week.
Ex-Ravens defensive lineman Chris Canty was going into the final year of a three-year contract when the Ravens cut him last week. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

Former Ravens veteran defensive end Chris Canty will visit the New York Jets on Friday and Saturday, according to a league source.

Jets coach Todd Bowles and defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers were on the Dallas Cowboys' coaching staff when Canty was playing in Dallas.

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Canty, 32, was previously with the New York Giants prior to joining the Ravens two years ago.

Canty was entering the final year of a three-year, $8 million contract when he was released last week, a transaction that saved the Ravens $2.66 million against the salary cap.

Canty told The Baltimore Sun last week that he appreciated the Ravens releasing him so he could get a headstart on free agency, which officially begins March 10. He's eligible to sign with a team now. Canty briefly contemplated retirement before getting back to training regularly and deciding he wants to keep playing.

"I'm a veteran. I understand the value of starting this process before free agency," Canty said. "Right now, all I'm thinking about is getting the opportunity to compete for a championship. I would like to really get another piece of hardware, another ring."

Canty missed five games last season, including four after undergoing surgery for a staph infection in his wrist and thumb. He had 33 tackles, a half-sack and a forced fumble in 11 starts last year.

In 10 NFL seasons, the former Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants defensive lineman has 335 career tackles, 21.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. Canty had 63 tackles, 2.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in two seasons with the Ravens.

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