Sunday March 15th, 2015

The Baltimore Ravens signed former Houston Texans safety Kendrick Lewis to a three-year deal, the team announced on Saturday.

Lewis, 27 in June, spent last season with the Texans after four with the Kansas City Chiefs. He started 16 games with the Texans, recording a career-high and team-high 84 tackles with six pass deflections, two interceptions (one for a touchdown) and three forced fumbles.

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[]Lewis is expected to replace Darian Stewart alongside Will Hill at safety. Stewart signed a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos on Friday.

Over his five seasons, Lewis has recorded 256 tackles, 28 pass deflections, nine interceptions (two for touchdowns) and five forced fumbles. He was a fifth-round draft pick out of Ole Miss by the Chiefs in 2010.

The Ravens' defense ranked eighth last season (336.9 total yards allowed per game), 23rd against the pass (248.7 yards allowed per game) and fourth against the run (88.2 yards allowed per game).

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