Report: Justin Houston Takes Much less Cash to Signal with Ravens

Free agent pass ruser Justin Houston is reportedly signing a $ 4 million one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens and is taking less money than has been offered elsewhere, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Former all-pro-edge rusher Justin Houston has agreed on a one-year contract worth up to $ 4 million with the Baltimore Ravens, according to sources. Houston turned down significantly more money from other teams to pursue a championship with the Ravens, according to the source.

– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 31, 2021

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Houston turned down a major offer from another AFC North team but ultimately reached out to the Ravens themselves to sign for less.

La Canfora reported earlier this month that the Pittsburgh Steelers were interested in acquiring Houston’s services, but found themselves looking inside.

After Justin Houston turned down several offers from many teams, including a more lucrative package from an AFC North club, Justin Houston reached out to John Harbaugh this week to indicate his willingness to go to Baltimore – his first choice – for significantly less than the market come. Seems to fit

-Jason LaCanfora (@JasonLaCanfora) July 31, 2021

Baltimore lost pass rushers Yannick Ngakoue and Matthew Judon in the free agency, but re-signed outside linebacker Tyus Bowser.

The Houston inclusion should provide a young group of edge rushers with production and much-needed experience.

Originally a third round selection from Kansas City in 2011, Houston played with the Chiefs for the first eight seasons of his career. He was selected for four Pro Bowls and received an All-Pro First Team Nick in 2014 after posting 22 bags in the league.

Houston has remained productive since moving to Indianapolis in 2019. He’s recorded 19 sacks and 21 tackles-for-loss in the past two seasons.

Ravens’ 2021 draft class tries to call ’90s leisure icons

The Baltimore Ravens have had a lot of fun with their Draft Class 2021 over the past few weeks. From their first briefing on the building to OTAs, every rookie gradually got a feel for the NFL.

One thing the Baltimore creative team did is put out a series of draft class videos trying to name things from the 90s. First, the rookies were tasked with naming items from the 90s, followed by naming artists from the period. Now they have been asked to name entertainment icons some consider a long time ago and they did not disappoint with their responses.

To be honest, the rookies did a little better here ??

Name the entertainment icons of the 90s ? pic.twitter.com/KRkLvj9reH

– Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) May 28, 2021

It seemed like some players knew almost everything they were getting, including Daelin Hayes and Ben Cleveland. Most of the rookie class, however, could guess things like “Remember the Titans”, “Friends” and even “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” correctly.

Many know what the Ravens rookies can do on the field, but these videos and activities are a great way to get a look at what each of them looks like with it. It seems like Baltimore has drafted players who fit their culture and have great personalities, which the team greatly appreciates.

Did TY Hilton flip down extra money from Ravens?

TY Hilton is returning to the Indianapolis Colts and he has apparently chosen to stay with them because of a more lucrative offer elsewhere.

Colts reporter Stephen Holder said Wednesday that Hilton had been offered more money from another team he turned down.

I was told there was another applicant who offered TY Hilton MORE money, but he left to stay in Indy. This team was NOT the Chiefs, according to the source.

– Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) March 24, 2021

Tony Lombardi from Russell Street Report says that Hilton turned down a 3-year contract from the Ravens.

If that’s true, maybe Baltimore was the team that offered Hilton more money. And maybe he refused because it would have been a long-term commitment.

Now Hilton can become a free agent again after the 2021 season when the recipient market may be cheaper. Allen Robinson recently decided to take up his franchise day offer because he saw how bad the market was for recipients. How it is, Hilton got only $ 8 million.

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