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Ravens re-signing special teams standout Anthony Levine Sr. to one-year deal

The Ravens have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with defensive back-linebacker Anthony Levine Sr., his agent announced Wednesday.

Levine is set to return for his 10th year in Baltimore and 12th NFL season. A special teams staple and veteran leader, Levine has played over 50% of the Ravens’ special teams snaps every season since 2013.

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A nagging abdomen injury forced Levine, 34, to sit out one game last season, ending his streak of 117 consecutive games played. But “Co-Cap” still logged the fourth-most snaps on special teams. His defensive snaps dropped to 30, his fewest since 2015, and he finished with seven tackles.

With Levine’s return, the Ravens will bring back their 12 most active special teams contributors last season. The unit finished second overall in the NFL in special teams efficiency, according to Football Outsiders.

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“He’s not only just a good player, but he’s a coach,” special teams coordinator Chris Horton said of Levine in November. “He’s like having an extra coach out there, because he’ll see things. He does a great job of helping those young guys. In the meetings, when they don’t ask questions, he might know what they’re thinking, but they don’t want to ask the question, [and] he’ll bring it up.”

Among current Ravens, only punter Sam Koch (2006), cornerback Jimmy Smith (2011) and kicker Justin Tucker (2012) have been with the team longer than Levine, who has played in 129 games, starting four. He has 137 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions in his NFL career.

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