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Ravens CB Arthur Maulet Respects Steelers, But Doesn’t Like Them



Steelers Arthur Maulet signs autographs ahead of Steelers vs. Ravens on Jan. 1, 2023 in Baltimore. (Mitchell Northam / Steelers Now)

Former Pittsburgh Steelers slot cornerback Arthur Maulet is back with the Baltimore Ravens on a two-year extension. Maulet comes back to the Ravens after a strong season in the slot for the team. At 30 years old, Maulet became a solid run down slot option, and helped contribute to the litany of defensive backs that the Ravens had at their disposal.

Maulet’s former Ravens teammate Patrick Queen signed a three-year, $41 million with the Steelers last week. Maulet had to go through the same ordeal last year when he left Pittsburgh, joining a division rival.

Maulet understands that it’s a business, but he has no love for the Steelers anymore.

“It’s football, man. Obviously it’s business is business,” Maulet said on Glenn Clark Radio. “It’s a rivalry. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t like those guys anymore. I respect them, I don’t have to like them. … I respect those guys on the other side, and obviously I want PQ to have so much success, but not against us.”

Maulet was released last May. After, he and the Steelers had a contract dispute, causing Maulet to ask for his release. Seemingly, Maulet asked for more money, and Pittsburgh did not oblige.

“I’m a vet, year No. 7,” Maulet told “I just wanted a little something, a little security. I think I earned that. Baltimore gave me that, which was surprising that it was a rivalry team. Obviously, they believe in me. That just makes me feel good about the work I put in this offseason.”

Maulet didn’t get payback on the Steelers, as Baltimore lost to Pittsburgh in Week 5 and in Week 18. The Ravens had the No. 1 seed in the AFC secured, so they sat a number of key starters in the regular-season finale.

After Queen signed with the Steelers, he heard some slights back from Baltimore, and his former teammates threw playful banter his way. It wasn’t the same situation for DeShon Elliott, as he was on the Miami Dolphins last year and hasn’t been a Raven since 2021.

But once it comes time to get onto the football field, Queen wants to be known not as someone who was a former Raven but as the villain of that rivalry.

“It’s going to be weird, but I want to be that villain. I want to be that guy. I’m looking to do some stuff to them,” Queen said.

Queen got a lot of flak on social media from Ravens fans, however. He made sure to address the situation.

“Honestly bruh y’all can stfu now. It’s not even that deep for us players until game week and y’all can’t understand the fact it wasn’t up to me,” Queen wrote on X about signing with the Steelers. “I gave y’all everything I had now when it’s time for me to do what I need y’all hurt bout everything I say. Go touch some grass and fill the void in y’all life. To ones still showing love even with the switch this not to y’all.”