The already strong Baltimore Ravens defense keeps adding pieces.
One day after reportedly trading for Pro Bowl defensive end Calais Campbell, the team continued to fortify its defensive line by agreeing to sign defensive lineman Michael Brockers, according to multiple reports Monday.
Numerous media outlets reported that the Ravens would secure Brockers on a three-year, $30 million free agent contract that would include $21 million guaranteed.
Brockers, 29, has been a mainstay in the defensive line rotation for the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams since the team drafted him in the first round (No. 14 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. Known more for his ability to fit in at both defensive tackle and end than pure pass-rush skill, Brockers has recorded 344 tackles (43 for loss) and 23 sacks in his eight seasons.
Last season, Brockers recorded three sacks and 63 tackles for the Rams, who counted on him as a steady presence. He has missed just five games in his pro career, starting all 16 games in five of his eight seasons.
In addition to adding Brockers and Campbell to their defense, which ranked fourth in total defense (300.6 total yards allowed per game) in 2019, the Ravens have retained linebacker Matthew Judon (franchise tag, Friday) and safety Chuck Clark (contract extension, Feb. 10).
--Field Level Media