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Baltimore Ravens sign suspended nose tackle Ryan McBean

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The Baltimore Ravens have signed suspended free-agent nose tackle Ryan McBean, the team said Monday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

McBean was suspended for six games by the NFL in March for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.

But two sources familiar with the case told the Denver Post that McBean's suspension was reduced to three games in exchange for the lineman agreeing to drop a lawsuit against the NFL. In the lawsuit, McBean had accused the league of not following proper testing procedures and mishandling his urine sample.

McBean played the past three seasons for the Denver Broncos, recording 77 tackles and four sacks in 46 games.

The six-year veteran was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2007 draft.

The Ravens signed veteran defensive lineman Ma'ake Kemoeatu to a one-year deal last week.



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