Though fellow restricted free agent Cary Williams is not expected to report for the Ravens’ offseason training program for a few more weeks, linebacker Dannell Ellerbe will not waste any time in signing his second-round tender.
The 26-year-old linebacker told WNST.net he will report to the team’s Owings Mills facility on Tuesday and sign his second-round tender, which is worth $1.92 million for the 2012 season.
Ellerbe is projected to be the Ravens’ top reserve at the inside linebacker position and was offered the second-round tender amount before starting inside linebacker Jameel McClain re-signed with Baltimore. The former Georgia product missed seven games in an injury-plagued 2011 season.
Williams is not expected to report for offseason workouts until at least early May as his representation tries to work out a long-term contract with the Ravens.