Ravens Sign Jason Pierre-Paul to One-Year Deal

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers left outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers left outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul
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NFL Week 3 - The Baltimore Ravens have added some punch to their pass rush by signing Jason Pierre Paul, according to CBS Sports' Josina Anderson

Pierre-Paul's deal is a one-year contract worth up to $5 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport added that the two sides "have been talking for months" prior to the deal.

Pierre-Paul most recently played as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, starting 12 games in the 2021 season. Pierre-Paul missed a total of five games last season, including the remainder of the 2021 regular season. He is just one year removed from an All-Pro season in 2020, a year in which Pierre-Paul was also a crucial member of the Buccaneers' 2020 Super Bowl run. 

With Pierre-Paul in tow, the Baltimore Ravens now have significant help in their pass rush. While Pierre-Paul's 2021 season was not as productive as others, finishing the year with 31 combined tackles, 2.5 sacks and five quarterback hits, his three prior seasons in Tampa Bay saw him average over 10 sacks and 16 quarterback hits per season. The Ravens' adjusted sack rate of 4.8% currently ranks ninth-lowest in the NFL through two weeks.

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