Ravens To Sign Michael Brockers

The Ravens are bolstering their defensive front. Baltimore is signing free agent defensive lineman Michael Brockers, his agent told Mike Garafolo of NFL Network (Twitter link).

It’s a big deal for Brockers, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Network tweets that he’ll be getting $30MM over three years. $21MM of it is fully guaranteed, Garafolo noted in a follow-up tweet. The Ravens will now have one of the most imposing defensive lines in the league, as they just landed Calais Campbell in a trade with the Jaguars on Sunday. They’ve already got Brandon Williams on the interior, so this is a unit that’s going to be hard to block in 2020.

The Rams drafted Brockers in the first-round all the way back in 2012, and he’s been with them his entire career until now. He’s been very sturdy and reliable, starting all 16 games in six of his eight seasons. In the other two, he appeared in at least 13 games. He’s never quite been an elite player, but he’s always been solid.

This past season playing next to Aaron Donald he had 63 tackles and three sacks. The Rams are stretched pretty thin financially, so it would’ve been very hard for them to match an offer like this. The Ravens were one of the league’s breakout teams last season, and they’ve been very bold this offseason after their disappointing divisional round exit in the playoffs. They also added a second-round pick by shipping out tight end Hayden Hurst earlier today.

 

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11 comments on “Ravens To Sign Michael Brockers

  1. kylewait89

    Makes you wonder if Brandon Williams is going to NT or if he’s gone. Signing Brockers is an odd move for them.

    • burgajus97

      I think they keep him, i feel this move is more about not being able to retain Michael Pierce.

        • burgajus97

          I think its a bit of both perhaps i think his new contract will be close to Michael Brockers, I think Pierce coming in overweight last season
          mixed with Brockers having much better numbers then him last season i understand he played next to Donald but he is 5in taller then Pierce and we have Williams who can fill the void at NT we didn’t get much pressure to the qb from our dline and a couple game we got ran all over so i think it makes sense.

    • CT Oriole

      Well they want to limit Campbell a little more and they are losing Pearce. They could also try and trade Judon.

      So this gives them Starters: Brockers, Williams, Ferguson, Wormley, Judon
      Part time (not backup): Campbell,Ellis, Ricard. They arguably need to add more.

  2. chuckleberry74

    Don’t forget Jihad Ward is in that DL rotation and has be re-signed.

  3. bumpy93

    Did the Ravens get another DLman today? I know they got Calais Campbell yesterday, got Brockets now, but I thought or saw they got another DLman earlier this afternoon. I’m not sure if it was another trade or FA signing??? Am I going crazy(ier)?

  4. Junkyard dog

    I like that these deals have been 2-3 year deals, so all these contracts will be up when the new tv deals are in, and in time for Lamar’s potential contract.

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