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Ivy attaching himself to Ravens

Ivy attaching himself to Ravens

WESTMINSTER -- The flamboyance and name recognition have exited the building and the Baltimore Ravens' secondary with future Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders' departure. In his place comes a blue-collar, stocky defensive back who lacks Sanders' style points and stature, but makes up for those traits with his substance and youth.

The Ravens have installed unheralded Corey Ivy at Sanders' old nickel back spot after signing him to a three-year contract on March 23. At 5-foot-9, 188 pounds, Ivy represents a self-made player who scrapped his way into a prominent role in addition to being a special-teams ace. At age 29, Ivy is also a decade younger than Sanders. "You don't have to be big to be successful in this game," Ivy...

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