Ravens re-sign two-year deal for defensive end Calais Campbell – The Mercury News

The Ravens announced Saturday that they have re-signed veteran defensive end Calais Campbell on a two-year deal.

Campbell’s deal is valued at $12.5 million, but he can make up to $16.5 million in incentives, according to multiple reports.

During last month’s NFL Scouting Combine, Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said he would “love to” bring back Campbell, a six-time Pro Bowl pick who was named to the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team.

“I have great admiration for Calais as a person, as a player and as a leader. So I hope we can bring him back,” DeCosta said. “I would like to bring him back. He’s a guy who plays winning football and he does as much for the team and organization in the building as he does on the field, so I have a lot of respect for him.”

The 35-year-old Campbell recorded 49 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in 15 games last season. Prior to the re-signing, Campbell considered retiring. However, his new contract is preparing him to finish his career in Baltimore while trying to chase down his first Super Bowl ring.

Campbell’s deal comes a day after the Ravens re-signed veteran Josh Bynes to a one-year deal to meet two off-season needs.

During Campbell’s 14-year NFL career, he totaled 773 tackles (556 solo), 93 1/2 sacks, 161 tackles for loss and 14 forced fumbles. A second-round pick in 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, the 2019 Walter Payton Man of the Year winner, has played in 27 games for the Ravens, totaling 77 tackles and 5 1/2 sacks.

With Campbell’s return, the Ravens’ defensive line currently consists of him, nose tackle Michael Pierce, defensive tackles Justin Madubuike and Derek Wolfe, outside linebackers Odafe Oweh and Tyus Bowser, and inside linebackers Bynes and Patrick Queen.

Wolfe, Bowser and Oweh recover from injuries.


https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/04/09/ravens-re-sign-defensive-end-calais-campbell-to-two-year-deal/ Ravens re-sign two-year deal for defensive end Calais Campbell – The Mercury News

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