The Ravens announced on Saturday that they had re-signed a two-year contract with defense veteran Calais Campbell.
The Campbell deal costs $ 12.5 million, but is reported to earn up to $ 16.5 million with incentives.
During an NFL reconnaissance plant last month, Ravens general manager Eric DeCost said he “would like” to bring back Campbell, a six-time Pro Bowl pick who was included in the 2010 NFL team for just a decade.
“I really admire Calais as a person, and as a player, and as a leader. So I hope we can get him back, “DeCost said.” I’d like to get him back. He’s a guy who plays winning football, and he does as much for the team and the organization in the building as he does on the field. and that’s why I respect him very much. “
Last season, the 35-year-old Campbell made 49 rebounds and 1 1/2 goals in 15 games. Prior to re-signing, Campbell was considering retirement. However, his new contract forces him to end his career in Baltimore while he tries to chase his first Super Cup ring.
Campbell’s deal came a day after the Ravens re-signed a one-year deal with Josh Bynes that met a couple of offseason needs.
During Campbell’s 14-year career in the NFL, he made 773 rebounds (556 singles), 93 1/2 sacks, 161 rebounds and 14 forced rebounds. Choosing in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft, Campbell played for the Arizona Cardinals and Jacksonville Jaguars before being traded to the Ravens for a fifth-round pick in 2020.
Campbell, Walter Payton’s 2019 Man of the Year winner, has played in 27 games for the Ravens, for a total of 77 rebounds and 5 1/2 sacks.
With Campbell’s return, the Ravens defensive front now consists of him, Michael Pierce’s nasal capture, Justin Madoubayk’s and Derek Wolfe’s defensive selections, Odefe Owe and Tus Bowser’s outfield liners and Bynes and Patrick Quinn’s line-ups.
Wolfe, Bowser and Oue are injured.