Reports: Ravens Sign Michael Brockers to Three-Year Contract

Former Los Angeles Rams defensive end Michael Brockers during an NFL regular season game.
Former Los Angeles Rams defensive end Michael Brockers during an NFL regular season game.

Free agent defensive lineman Michael Brockers and the Ravens have agreed on a three-year contract, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The team has not confirmed this move and all signings are pending a physical, which teams have been unable to get during the current nationwide health crisis.

Brockers would join Ravens veteran Brandon Williams, and it has also been reported that the Ravens traded for defensive end Calais Campbell.

That would give Baltimore a dramatically improved defensive line that could measure up with some of the best in the league. Brockers would be another formidable piece for Defensive Coordinator Wink Martindale to use in Baltimore's defensive trenches.

During eight seasons with the Rams in both St. Louis and Los Angeles, the 29-year-old Brockers has been productive and consistent, starting every game in six seasons and never playing fewer than 13 games. He's coming off a season in which he had a career-high 63 tackles along with three sacks, and like Campbell and Williams, Brockers is a difficult one-on-one matchup for any offensive lineman.

The Ravens ranked fifth overall against the run last season, but some of the league's top backs enjoyed success against them. In a Week 4 loss to the Cleveland Browns, Nick Chubb rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns, including an 88-yard touchdown. In the divisional playoffs, Derrick Henry of the Tennessee Titans rumbled for 195 yards on 30 carries against the Ravens, handing them a crushing defeat to end the season.

A defensive front featuring Williams (6-foot-1, 335 pounds), Brockers (6-5, 305), and Campbell (6 -8, 300) would be difficult to manhandle at the line of scrimmage.

Brockers played on a defense that helped the Rams reach the Super Bowl following the 2019 season and joining the Ravens would give him another chance to chase a championship.

Brockers was the 14th overall pick in 2012 out of LSU, where he played just two seasons before foregoing his final two years of eligibility to enter the draft. In 123 career games, he has 344 tackles, 223 sacks and 52 quarterback hits. He played in Los Angeles with Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters, who the Ravens acquired in a trade last season. Now Peters and Brockers would be teammates in Baltimore, looking to help the Ravens reach the Super Bowl.

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