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Ravens sign wide receiver Robinson

Owings Mills, MD (Sports Network) - The Baltimore Ravens and wide receiver Marcus Robinson agreed in principle to a one-year contract on Thursday.

Robinson spent the past five seasons with the Chicago Bears. He played in 51 games with 28 starts and 20 touchdowns in the Windy City.

He had a solid season in 1999, when he caught a career-high 84 passes and collected nine TDs for 1,400 yards. He ranks 16th in Chicago history with 187 catches and 19th with 2,695 receiving yards.

"Marcus will provide more veteran experience to our receiving corps," said General Manager Ozzie Newsome. "He will be one year removed from his knee surgery. Our experiences with players coming off surgery and the second year they seem to be able to get back to the level of performance they were playing at before the surgery. If that is the case with Marcus, this will be a really nice addition for us."

The South Carolina product suffered a knee injury in the fifth game of the 2001 season. In 2002, Robinson played in all 16 games but had just 244 yards and three scores on 21 receptions.

Baltimore signed former Arizona Cardinals starting wide receiver Frank Sanders earlier in the offseason.

05/01 17:20:13 ET

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