All-Pro edge rusher Justin Houston signs 1-year deal with Ravens

Reports: Justin Houston indications 1-year offer with Ravens initially appeared on NBC Sports Washington

4 months after the Ravens’ leading edge rushes Matt Judon and Yannick Ngakoue left in totally free firm, they’ve discovered their replacement. On Saturday, Baltimore signed previous All-Pro Justin Houston to a one-year offer with simply over $2 million ensured and rewards that might press the overall worth as much as $4 million, according to numerous reports.

The Ravens were Houston’s leading option in totally free firm and he wanted to take a pay cut to sign with them after making $24 million over his last 2 years with the Indianapolis Colts. At 32 years of ages, Houston has actually stayed a reliable edge rush; he hasn’t missed out on a video game because 2018 and completed last season with 8 sacks, 12 quarterback hits and 25 deals with.

Judon, who acquired 6 sacks and 21 quarterback hits in 14 video games in 2015, signed with the Patriots in March on a four-year, $56 million offer. He played out his last season in Baltimore on the franchise tag however cap restraints avoided the Ravens from securing both him and Ngakoue, who signed with the Las Vegas Raiders, long term. Rather, the group will rely on Houston to strengthen their protective front along with Calais Campbell.

With Baltimore, Houston will intend to win a Super Bowl for the very first time in his profession. The long time face of the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense simply missed out on winning one with the group that prepared him after leaving for Indianapolis in 2019. The Ravens have actually won 10 or more video games each of the last 3 seasons however haven’t advanced past the Divisional Round of the AFC playoffs because 2012.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.