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Sanders' return to Ravens delayed by physical

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (June 6, 2005) -- Deion Sanders ' return to the Baltimore Ravens hit a minor snag when a surgeon was unavailable to complete the cornerback's physical.

The seven-time Pro Bowler is expected to learn the results of an MRI on June 7, according to team spokesman Chad Steele.

Sanders, who turns 38 in August, underwent minor toe surgery after playing only nine games because of toe and hamstring injuries after coming back from a three year retirement.

Sanders left the Ravens' training complex without commenting.

Before undergoing his physical, Sanders confirmed in an ESPN interview that he has reached an agreement in principle with the Ravens. The one-year contract is reportedly worth $1.5 million and could be worth as much as $4 million with incentives.

Sanders finished second on the Ravens with three interceptions. Sanders is expected to split time at nickel back with Dale Carter, 35, who missed all of last season with a blood clot in his lungs.

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