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Following release, Chris Canty said he is 'very proud to be a Raven'

Chris Canty released a lengthy statement thanking the Ravens for letting him play there for the past two years.

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Defensive end Chris Canty appears to have a special place in his heart for Baltimore, even though he only spent two seasons with the Ravens.

On Friday, the Ravens announced that they released Canty from his contract. During his time in Baltimore, Canty totaled 63 tackles and 2.5 sacks. More importantly, he provided a veteran presence in the locker room and was someone the younger teammates could look up to.

Upon his release, Canty released a statement thanking the organization for allowing him to be a part of it the past two seasons: