OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Jason Pierre-Paul has agreed to be part of the Baltimore Ravens, a transfer that helps the workforce’s thinned-out edge rushers.
Pierre-Paul is ready to signal a one-year contract, a supply advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal is pending a bodily, and he’s set to be part of the workforce subsequent week.
“He wants to play, I know that,” coach John Harbaugh stated Friday after observe. “He’s not coming in here to take a lot of time to get ramped up. I don’t think that’s in his mind right now. As soon as he looks like he’s ready to go, he’ll be out there.”
The Ravens had been down to two outdoors linebackers, Odafe Oweh and Justin Houston, on their 53-man roster after Steven Means (proper Achilles) was positioned on injured reserve Monday.
This season, Baltimore has put two different outdoors linebackers on IR (Vince Biegel and Daelin Hayes) and misplaced Jaylon Ferguson, who died in June. Tyus Bowser, a beginning outdoors linebacker final season, is on the bodily unable to carry out record and will return in a few weeks.
The Ravens’ pass rush struggled Sunday within the 42-38 loss to the Miami Dolphins, which featured the largest fourth-quarter collapse in workforce historical past. Baltimore has 4 sacks in two video games this season.
The addition of Pierre-Paul comes after his second assembly with Baltimore. He visited the Ravens in June and left and not using a deal.
Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald on Thursday deferred questions concerning the signing of Pierre-Paul to common supervisor Eric DeCosta however stated, “Obviously, JPP’s had a great career. He’s a heck of a player.”
Pierre-Paul, 33, had 2.5 sacks in his fourth and remaining season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, throughout which he was hampered by a torn rotator cuff. He underwent shoulder surgical procedure in February and was not re-signed by the Buccaneers in free company.
When wholesome in 2020, Pierre-Paul performed a key function within the Buccaneers’ championship run, registering a team-leading 9.5 sacks within the common season and two within the NFC Championship Game.
A 3-time Pro Bowl participant, Pierre-Paul has totaled 91.5 sacks in 12 seasons.
ESPN’s Jenna Laine contributed to this report.