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Baltimore Ravens pick up fifth-year option on cornerback, Marlon Humphrey

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He was one of the reasons behind the Baltimore Ravens having a 14-2 record and boasting one of the National Football League’s best defenses in 2019. Since being selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Marlon Humphrey has excelled each year for the franchise at cornerback. 

A native of Hoover, Ala., he finished last year with 65 tackles, five tackles for loss, a team-high 14 pass breakups, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two defensive touchdowns in 16 regular season games. Humphrey became an impactful leader on defense, as the Ravens lost both C.J. Mosley and Eric Weddle in the 2019 free agency period. 

Due to his performance, Baltimore exercised the fifth-year option on his contract on Tuesday. 

News came from NFL.com, as Humphrey joins Jonathan Allen (Washington Redskins) as the second former Crimson Tide standout to have a fifth-year option picked up. For Humphrey, his efforts led to him making his first-ever Pro Bowl and being named first-team NFL All-Pro. 

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Prior to the NFL, he was a three-time Southeastern Conference Champion (2014-16) and a College Football Playoff National Champion in 2015 at Alabama.  

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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