The Baltimore Ravens, after evaluating several options, have decided to sign veteran pass rusher Jason Babin to a one-year deal.
The Ravens worked out several experienced outside linebackers to help come in and provide a veteran presence after it was announced that Terrell Suggs would miss the rest of the season with an Achilles Tear. The Ravens brought in the likes of Shaun Phillips and Dwight Freeney and decided to sign Babin to a one-year deal.
The move brings more depth to the outside linebacker position, as the Ravens now have Elvis Dumervil, Courtney Upshaw, Za'Darius Smith, Albert McClellan, and Babin at the position now.
Babin will not be counted on to come in and immediately be a pass-rushing superstar. His better days are behind him, and at 35 years old, he will not be an every down player. However, he plays with a high motor and consistent effort, which likely played into the favor of head coach John Harbaugh and defensive coordinator Dean Pees.
Last year, with the New York Jets, Babin recorded 25 total tackles and two sacks. In 2013, he recorded 7.5 sacks with the Jacksonville Jaguars.