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In the 'chess match' of free agency, Ravens struck fast to win over Earl Thomas

In the 'chess match' of free agency, Ravens struck fast to win over Earl Thomas

Asked for a scouting report on his new Ravens teammate, running back Mark Ingram II offered this about Earl Thomas: “You’ve got to know where 29’s at.”

But the safety who has willed himself into the NFL’s elite by knowing where everyone on the field is and just how to reach them acknowledged Friday he did not expect to land in Baltimore. The four-year, $55 million deal he signed Wednesday was “last minute,” he said. Until the flurry of Ravens activity that yielded the two players who were introduced Friday, the former Seattle Seahawks star said he didn’t...

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