Safety Darian Stewart Signs With Broncos


Another free agent has left Baltimore.

Veteran safety Darian Stewart has reportedly signed a two-year contract with the Denver Broncos. Stewart also reportedly drew interest from the Atlanta Falcons.

Stewart, 26, leaves the Ravens after spending just one season in Baltimore. He started 14 games last year after joining the Ravens as free agent, and he finished the year with 53 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and three passes defensed.

Stewart is the sixth player and third starter that the Ravens have lost since the start of free agency. He will join fellow former Ravens tight end Owen Daniels in Denver to play for Head Coach Gary Kubiak, who was Baltimore's offensive coordinator last year.

Stewart's one season in Baltimore was an up-and-down year. He struggled at times and temporarily lost his starting job, but he came on strong at the end of the year and had a big game in a divisional-round victory over the Steelers.

His departure leaves the Ravens with some lingering questions in their secondary.

The Ravens now have safeties Will Hill, Matt Elam and Terrence Brooks going into next season. Hill was a restricted free agent, but the Ravens reportedly placed an original-round tender on him and have a right to match any contract offer that he receives from another team.  He started 10 games last year and was the Ravens' best safety for much of the year.

Elam is coming off a year where he struggled in his second season and eventually lost his starting job. Brooks is currently rehabbing from a knee injury that landed him on injured reserve, and he's expected to open training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

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