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The Cincinnati Bengals sign former Raven Chykie Brown to a futures deal

Ravens fans will be salivating if this familiar face makes the Bengals roster next season...

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The Baltimore Ravens have had an underwhelming secondary for the past two seasons, and have gone through many bodies on their quest to find some viable cornerbacks. The whole issue started when the reliable Corey Graham jetted to his Buffalo, to play for his hometown Bills in the 2014 season. The Ravens plan was to replace him with a combination of 5th round draftees Asa Jackson and Chykie Brown behind a solid tandem of Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb. But Webb began the season banged up, and Smith finished the season on injured reserve, and both Brown and Jackson floundered together with mediocre play from Ravens safeties. The Ravens cut Brown mid-2014, and Jackson lasted the rest of the season in and out of the training room with various injuries, ultimately being cut in the 2015 preseason.

Now one of them is back in the AFC North, albeit in very different colors.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEWS: <a href="">#Bengals</a> sign free agent T Darryl Baldwin and free agent CB Chykie Brown</p>&mdash; Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) <a href="">February 8, 2016</a></blockquote>

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Ravens fans are likely salivating at the thought of our wide receivers giving Chykie the biz. The Bengals will be breaking in a new secondary coach with Vance Joseph joining Adam Gase in Miami as the defensive coordinator, so it will be on his replacement to see if he can resurrect Brown, or if he just ends up another camp body for the Bengals.