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Ravens re-sign special teams contributor Jordan Richards to one-year deal

The Ravens have re-signed defensive back and special teams contributor Jordan Richards to a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Richards, a pending unrestricted free agent, arrived in Baltimore last season after the Ravens released special teams ace Justin Bethel, a roster move intended to secure a compensatory pick in this year’s draft. When the New England Patriots signed Bethel, they released Richards, who quickly signed with the Ravens.

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The former Stanford standout appeared in the Ravens’ final nine games, playing at least 69% of their special teams snaps in all but one. He had just one defensive snap. Richards had five tackles and a defensive touchdown after the move to Baltimore, scoring on a botched punt by the Pittsburgh Steelers in a waterlogged Week 17 win. His wife gave birth to newborn twins less than a day later.

Richards, 27, is the second Ravens player re-signed this week. On Monday, safety Chuck Clark agreed to a three-year contract extension. Defensive back-linebacker Anthony Levine Sr. and defensive back Brynden Trawick, key contributors on the Ravens’ special teams units, are also pending free agents.

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