Reports: Ravens Sign Pass Rusher Jason Babin


The Ravens have made a move to address the loss of veteran outside linebacker Terrell Suggs.

Baltimore plans to sign veteran pass rusher Jason Babin, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun. Babin will go on the 53-man roster when the Ravens place Suggs on season-ending injured reserve with a torn Achilles.

Babin's contract is a one-year deal, The Sun reported.

The Ravens opted to sign Babin over fellow veteran pass rusher Shaun Phillips, who also worked out with the Ravens Tuesday, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

Babin, 35, is an 11 12-year veteran with 64 ½ career sacks. He spent last year with the New York Jets, collecting 14 tackles and two sacks. The Jets released him earlier this month as part of their final roster cuts.

The former first-round pick was a Pro Bowler in 2010 and 2011.  His best season came with the Eagles in 2011 when he notched a career-high 18 sacks, which ranked third in the NFL that season.

Babin will join an outside linebacker group that includes Elvis Dumervil, Courtney Upshaw and rookie Za'Darius Smith. Dumervil and Upshaw will be the two starters, but Babin gives Baltimore a proven veteran presence to provide support in the pass-rushing department.

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