5:58pm: As was the case when the Ravens met with Pierre-Paul in June, he left his morning workout without an agreement. Pierre-Paul did describe the interest as mutual, according to CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson (on Twitter). Multiple other teams have shown interest as well, per JPP.
1:01pm: More than three months after initially visiting the Ravens, Jason Pierre-Paul is back on the team’s radar. The 12-year veteran is at the team’s facility Tuesday, per NFL insider Jordan Schultz (on Twitter).
One of the top players available on an obviously diminished free agent market by this point, JPP, 33, could be of use for a Ravens team that is only rostering two outside linebackers presently. Baltimore already turned to one veteran edge this offseason, re-signing Justin Houston after placing a UFA tender on him. Another could be on the way. For the next two weeks, at least, help is needed.
The team lost edge player Steven Means to a Week 2 Achilles tear and has multiple outside linebackers on injury lists. Second-round pick David Ojabo is on IR. The Michigan product is not a lock to debut when first eligible, given that he suffered an Achilles tear during a pre-draft workout. The team also has Tyus Bowser, who sustained an Achilles tear in January, on its reserve/PUP list. Neither Ojabo nor Bowser are eligible to play until Week 5.
A critical part of the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl LV-winning formula, Pierre-Paul has racked up 91.5 career sacks while bouncing back from multiple major injuries. He registered 9.5 sacks for the Bucs’ championship team two seasons ago, adding two more in a playoff slate that ended with he and Shaquil Barrett applying consistent pressure to Patrick Mahomes.
But JPP’s numbers cratered in 2021. The former Giants All-Pro totaled just 2.5 sacks and five quarterback hits in 12 games, limiting his 2022 market. An early-offseason shoulder surgery also likely affected Pierre-Paul’s free agency appeal. The Cowboys had him on their radar in March but turned to the draft (second-rounder Sam Williams) to round out their post-Randy Gregory plan.
The Ravens are down to Houston (two sacks) and Odafe Oweh for the time being and will need to make a depth-based move ahead of Week 3.
17 comments on “Ravens Meet With OLB Jason Pierre-Paul”
Unless he’s morphed into a defensive back, I’m not sure how much this will help.
Because they only have two healthy edge rushers on the roster…..maybe you missed that part.
They could have twenty two healthy edge rushers for all the good it would do them in pass coverage.
Pass coverage starts up front. If you get to the QB and make him uncomfortable you immediately become that much better at defending the pass. Is it any wonder that the Ravens arguably have one of the better secondaries in all of football but struggle against the pass at the same time they stop getting to the QB? Hmm….I wonder.
What I admire most about your responses is the complete lack of smugness or condescension.
What I admire about your response is that you are jealous that I do what you do better than you do it.
Hey, if it’s a competition for you, congrats. It isn’t for me. Be well.
You are no competition. Of course it is for you, you tried to one up me with your “witty” response. Take care now.
Yep, I called it, but not like this was some scoop. They lost Means, Ross to IR, they cut Fackrell (because I assume they were hoping to stash him until he fully recovered and then call him up for depth, but these injuries made that not possible) and they had to sign somebody.
I think JPP won’t be the only move. They’ll pick up some other warm body.
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Tell me reading comprehension is not your strong suit without telling me reading comprehension is not your strong suit.
Tell me you use the same dumb expressions that a 14 year-old girl uses.
“Is that the best you can do?”
You big on following 14 year old girl culture? Buddy, you got a problem. Get some help.
No dumb dumb, it’s you that is typing like a 14 year-old girl. So clearly it’s not me, but you that is immersed in teenage girl culture. Try again!
So you know 14 year old girls so intimately that you know what they type like? Talk about creepy. Mookie Stinks, please get some help. Have you registered in your community? You know you have to, right?
It’s not about me so stop projecting. Stop being so effeminate. It’s your problem to fix. Be a man. Don’t talk like a pre-teen girl.
Mookie Stinks, this is ALL about you. The only one I am replying to right now is you and you are apparently the foremost expert on what is effeminate, what a 14 year old girl is all about, and now how pre-teen girls talk. This is getting really creepy, dude. Seriously, get some help.
If you want to talk about young females you can stop replying to me because I am not about to engage in your sick fantasies. Please stop telling me about them.