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Kendrick Lewis leaves Texans for Baltimore Ravens

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The Ravens are upgrading a secondary that was the defense's primary weakness late last season.

Baltimore has agreed to terms with former Houston Texans safety Kendrick Lewis on a three-year contract, the team announced Saturday.

Lewis, 26, started all 16 games last season, leading the Texans in tackles. Although he still had occasional issues in coverage, it was a nice bounce-back season after a disappointing 2013 campaign to close out his Chiefs career.

The Ravens were in need of a safety for several reasons. Darian Stewart defected to Denver, 2013 first-round pick Matt Elam has been a major bust to date and this year's draft class is billed as a weak one.

Expect Lewis to slot in opposite Will Hill in the starting lineup.

After failing to land former 49ers cornerback Perrish Cox, more moves should be on the way for Baltimore's defensive backfield.

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