One of the location groups still surrounded by question marks for Ravens is Edge Rasher. The team has been joined by a number of veterans this offseason, but there has been little progress in any significant additions in recent times.
Reconciliation with the most logical step available arguably Justin Houston. The 33-year-old spent with the team last season, appearing in all 15 competitions. He hit a total of 4.5 sacks and 17 QBs, giving continuity to the otherwise inexperienced unit. The Ravens have yet to re-sign him, but they have placed a rarely used UFA tender on him. This leaves Houston free to sign with the other team until July 22, at which time Baltimore will have the exclusive right to negotiate; A contract in the tender would pay him slightly more than the 2.1MM made in 2021.
As that deadline approached, Jeff Zrebek of The Athletic wrote that the situation between the two sides remained in a “holding pattern” (subscription required). This can lead to more opportunities for peer veterans Jason Pierre-Paul The two-time Super Bowl winner, who will be brought into the fold, visited Ravens last month as he seeks to compete in the open market again. He had a down season in 2021 with just 2.5 sacks, but has been sidelined for a year from his third Pro Bowl campaign.
Currently, the pass-rush section is led by the Ravens Tyus Bowser, Whose 1-week availability remains in doubt because of the torn Achilles he suffered at the end of last season. The same hit will delay the second round rookie David OjaboIts NFL debut for a significant period of time. It leaves the 2021 draft Odafe Oveh And Delin Hayes In line for big roles, including recent signatures Steven means Available as depth.
With the above-mentioned injury concerns, as well as, unfortunately, opening a roster spot after death Jelon Ferguson, Zrebiec will not “rule out” the possibility of both Houston and Pierre-Paul playing in Baltimore this season. The team has a serious lack of cap space at the moment, so adding both would be difficult from a financial standpoint; However, signing one can be a step that can happen now and in training camps.