After the Ravens and Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Michael Brockers failed to renegotiate following an independent doctors’ results regarding his ankle, Baltimore turned their attention to former Denver Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe.
Former Broncos’ DE Derek Wolfe reached agreement on an 1-year deal worth up to $6 million with the Baltimore Ravens, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2020
Not only is this a good move for the Ravens, it comes at a significant discount when compared to the three-year, $30 million deal Brockers was originally agreed to.
As for Wolfe, the man is coming off his best season yet with 7.0 sacks in 12 games. He notched 12 total QB hits and totaled 34 combined tackles (23 solo).
The big/only concern for Wolfe are injury issues. Only once in the past five seasons has Wolfe played all 16 games (2018). The positive side to this is he doesn’t appear to be suffering from the dislocated elbow injury which sidelined his 2019 season, according to a video he posted on Twitter on March 27.
If healthy for the full season, the Ravens will no doubt relish the high-motor playmaker on defense. Wolfe is well-regarded as a good leader and possesses the nasty attitude Ravens fans love to see. I’m confident we’ll see good numbers from Wolfe as he’ll play on the same line as Calais Campbell and Brandon Williams.
According to Ian Rapoport, the deal is one-year, $3 million (all guaranteed) with $3 million more in incentives.