NFL Free Agency: Baltimore Ravens Add Veteran Safety Sean Considine

Kyle CaseyCorrespondent IIIMarch 23, 2012

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11:  Safety Sean Considine #37 of the Carolina Panthers in action during the NFL season opening game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 11, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. . The Carindals defeated the Panthers 28-21.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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To continue a productive Friday of free agency for the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced that it has signed veteran safety Sean Considine to a one-year deal.

Considine spent the 2011 season with the Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals, recording just nine total tackles and no interceptions in a very limited role.

The signing of Considine helps fill the void left by safeties Tom Zbikowski and Haruki Nakamura, who both signed elsewhere in free agency. However, the Ravens are certainly not done addressing the safety position.

Signing Considine was mainly a special teams move, as he will likely only play safety in a very limited role.

But despite Considine's probably limited role in the team's defense, it is a solid signing.

The details of the deal are unknown, but it is likely that the deal is around the league minimum, as Considine has struggled finding significant playing time over the last few seasons.

Regardless of Considine's stats over the last few years (only 11 starts since 2009), the move may turn out to be quite beneficial to the Ravens.

Considine joins an already loaded special teams unit that consists of two pro-bowl players in Brendon Ayanbadejo and Corey Graham, and he may very well find a role in third-down defense for the Ravens.