Canty was division's underrated signing

ESPN's Matt Williamson put together his top five underrated signingsInsider of the offseason, and one from the AFC North made the list: Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Chris Canty.

"A key to the Canty signing is his pass-rush skills from the interior. On throwing downs, the Ravens could feature Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil as ends on a four-man line, with Canty and Haloti Ngata or Pernell McPhee, a very underrated pass-rusher in his own right, as the defensive tackles with five or six defensive backs on the field. Canty gives the Ravens all sorts of possibilities and should excel in his new home."

The reports from Ravens' offseason camps have been extremely positive about Canty, who has slimmed down and has looked explosive. The concern with Canty is his knee. Last season with the Giants, he missed the first six games with a sprained MCL and then was sidelined for the regular-season finale after re-injuring the knee.

Team doctors for the Green Bay Packers reportedly signed off on Canty's physical when he paid the team a free-agent visit in March. There wasn't much risk for the Ravens, who signed Canty to a three-year, $8 million contract that includes $2.84 million guaranteed.

The Ravens will find out whether Canty can hold up when the pads come on this summer. But, based on what you saw in minicamp, he passes the eyeball test. At 6 feet 7, 315 pounds, Canty looks like an NBA power forward who can add another dimension to the Ravens' pass rush.