The Ravens have brought their defensive line back together as Brent Urban is returning to Baltimore.
Baltimore officially announced the one-year deal Monday morning.
Urban, 31, is the second defensive lineman to come back to Baltimore this offseason, joining Michael Pierce. The 6-foot-7 Urban adds more experience and depth to the defensive line, which is especially valuable with Derek Wolfe recovering from hip surgery.
The Ravens brought Urban into the NFL as a fourth-round pick in 2014. He battled injuries for much of his tenure before starting all 16 games in a strong 2018 campaign.
Urban then went to the Tennessee Titans as a free agent before bouncing to Chicago, where he was an eight-game starter for the Bears in 2020. He had a career-high 36 tackles and 2.5 sacks that season. Urban played six games for the Dallas Cowboys last season before being placed on injured reserve (triceps).
He's a rugged run defender and made perhaps his most memorable play in 2015 with a blocked field goal in Cleveland that Will Hill returned for a game-winning touchdown.
In addition to Urban, the Ravens also have Calais Campbell, Pierce, Justin Madubuike, Broderick Washington, rookie Travis Jones and others on the defensive line.