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Ayanbadejo re-signs with Ravens for three years

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The Baltimore Ravens and special teams ace, Brendon Ayanbadejo, have agreed to a three-year contract, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

Ayanbadejo, a three-time Pro Bowler, has been the leader of the Ravens’ special teams unit ever since he arrived in Baltimore in 2008. He has also seen significant playing time as a reserve linebacker.

Despite the struggles from the Ravens’ special teams unit last season, Ayanbadejo had a strong year, finishing second on the team in special teams tackles with nine.

Ayanbadejo’s contributions on defense should not be overshadowed, as he finished 2011 with 27 tackles, two passes defended, 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery.

Following the end of last season, the 35-year-old said he wanted to finish his career in the Charm City, and it appears this contract will allow him to do so.