Longtime Dallas Cowboys defensive end Chris Canty has been cut by the Baltimore Ravens in a move that will save the team over $2.5 million against the salary cap in 2015.
Despite having publicly flirted with the idea of retirement after the 2014 season, according to the Baltimore Sun, Canty intends to return for an 11th NFL season next year.
“It's the business of the NFL, and we move on,” Canty said. “I loved it here. I thanked Steve Bisciotti, Ozzie Newsome and John Harbaugh for giving me an opportunity to be part of the great tradition of this franchise. I had a ball. I rediscovered my passion for football. I had a lot of fun. I'm grateful. I'm just looking forward to the next opportunity to continue my playing career.”
Drafted by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2005 draft, Canty spent four years in Dallas, piling up 148 tackles, 10 sacks and eight passes broken up before moving onto the New York Giants in free agency after the 2008 season. He spent four years in New York before going to Baltimore, where he’s been for the past two seasons.
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