LB Courtney Upshaw will be setting the edge a little further south.
Upshaw was not a target for Ravens front office types to stay, as they made no forward moves to re-sign him or negotiate with him. Although he was clearly valued by the team, it is possible that his lack of pass rush production -- 5 sacks over his career, including two last season -- and the fact that his tackle numbers never equaled his first season caused him to be viewed as a non-priority.
Pro Football Focus had him graded as a poor player, and he is currently listed as the 84th linebacker in the league. That is the lowest rank on his new team, the Falcons.
Upshaw has a reputation as a steady, if unspectacular player, and appears well-liked by his teammates.
While he represents a break in continuity for the Ravens, he also is a possible compensatory pick for next year.
Baltimore Beatdown wishes Courtney Upshaw the best as he moves down the road.