Inside linebacker is hardly a problem position for the Ravens, but it’s probably fair to say there are still some question marks at that spot for them. Patrick Onwausor has planted his flag as the starter after a nice rotational season in 2018 was built upon with a strong 2019 camp, but behind him, a battle between Chris Board and Kenny Young has raged all summer with little clarity as we get closer and closer to opening week.
Board started out with a hot hand but has been injured recently, and a pending move that came across the wire on Friday morning may indicate that the it’s more than just a few day issue:
Ravens bringing in ILB Paul Worrilow today to sign him, pending a physical, according a to a source. He played for the Eagles last season. Worrilow has 413 tackles, 11 pass deflections, and four sacks in five NFL seasons, starting 52 of 72 career games.— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) August 23, 2019
Worrilow has been a productive player in his career, but has remained unsigned possibly due to concerns on a torn ACL that left him on the shelf for Philly all last season. Regardless, Board’s lost time is now turning into his opportunity, because while Baltimore probably hoped to have the sam linebacker spot figured out by now, lack of clarity at that position now leads to the addition being made.
We’ll see if the signing has any real impact on the team as the regular season continues to come closer in focus, but for now, the status of Chris Board is the main thing to keep an eye on moving forward.