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Bears lose special teams ace Corey Graham to Ravens
The Bears have lost another special teams ace to the Baltimore Ravens.
Pro Bowl special teamer Corey Graham followed the path of Brendon Ayanbadejo, said Friday he will sign with the Ravens.
Graham, a fifth-round draft pick in 2007, led the Bears in special teams tackles with 22 last season and also was second on the team with three interceptions in a late-season nickel back role. That might have sealed his fate with the Bears. Graham said after the season he was looking for an opportunity to play cornerback and was unlikely to get that with the Bears. Graham started nine games at cornerback in 2008, but did not fare well and was replaced by Zack Bowman in 2009.
But he flourished in the special teams role and finally made the Pro Bowl last season. The Bears had interest in bringing him back, but in the same role as he played last season.