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Chris Canty: 'I've been a good Giant'

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Chris Canty recently talked about leaving the New York Giants and joining the defending champion Baltimore Ravens.

Al Bello

On the first day of free agency former New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens on a 3-year, $8 million contract.

"It came down to an opportunity to win another championship," said Canty of his choice of team. "Once you win one, you just want to continue to win them, so obviously this team as the ability to do that."

Another aspect that attracted Canty to the Ravens was quarterback Joe Flacco. Canty told Scott and Jeremy of CBS Baltimore that the Super Bowl was only the beginning of what Flacco has to offer.

"In my honest opinion I think he's just starting to come into his own...I just think we are seeing the tip of the iceberg," said Canty of Flacco. "I really do think he's going to improve; he's going through that transition period that Aaron Rodgers went through, that Eli Manning went through and he's just really starting to come into his own. So, I'm excited about his potential moving forward into the future, I think he's only going to get better."

Some teams that showed interest in Canty were Kansas City, Tennessee and Green Bay. Canty chose Baltimore as they are fresh off a Super Bowl victory and will be hungry for another. The Ravens showed immediate interest in Canty just before the start of free agency. "I gotta be honest with you, Baltimore came out of nowhere," said Canty

The Giants played the Ravens in 2012 and won't be playing them again until 2016. Canty told ESPN New York's Michael Kay Show that if he were to play at MetLife Stadium again he thinks the fans would cheer. "I've been a good Giant and we had an opportunity to win a championship here, so I think the fans will be thankful of that."

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