The Baltimore Ravens announced the re-signing of veteran defensive tackle Ma'ake Kemoeatu to an undisclosed contract.
Originally signed by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Utah in 2002, Kemoeatu spent the first four seasons of his career in Baltimore, starting 21 of 61 games and totaling 92 tackles and four sacks before signing with the Carolina Panthers in 2006.
Kemoeatu started 40 of 46 games and recorded 116 tackles for the Panthers, his tenure with the club ending with a torn Achilles' tendon in 2009. Kemoeatu returned to the NFL in 2010 with the Washington Redskins, where he started 12 of 14 games and posted 29 tackles. The Redskins released Kemoeatu last July and he spent the 2011 season out of football.
In his second stint with the Ravens, Kemoeatu will add veteran depth behind starting projected starter Terrence Cody. The Ravens lost backup nose tackle Brandon McKinney, who joined former defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano with the Indianapolis Colts. McKinney played in around 18 percent of the team's defensive snaps last season, which the 33-year-old Kemoeatu can be reasonably expected to play this season.