The Ravens have added some veteran depth to a thin inside linebacker group with a reported one-year agreement for former Green Bay and Jacksonville inside linebacker Jake Ryan.
According to NFL Network, the deal is pending a physical, which is notable with Ryan, 28, having played in just two games over the last two years. The 2015 fourth-round pick from Michigan had appeared in 43 games and started 27 contests over his first three seasons with the Packers, collecting 213 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble, three pass breakups, and two fumble recoveries.
The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Ryan suffered a torn ACL in the summer of 2018, ending his season and bringing his time with the Packers to an end. He signed a two-year, $7.5 million with the Jaguars last year, but Ryan began the 2019 regular season on the non-football injury list and appeared in only two December games before a hamstring injury sent him to injured reserve. Jacksonville declined to pick up his 2020 option in February, making him a free agent.
Ryan’s addition isn’t expected to impact general manager Eric DeCosta’s plans for next week’s draft as the Ravens aim to add impact talent to a position that lost veterans Josh Bynes and Patrick Onwuasor in free agency. The inside linebacker group now consists of Ryan, L.J. Fort, Chris Board, and Otaro Alaka.