According to a report from Ian Rapoport, the Ravens have agreed to a one-year deal with linebacker Jake Ryan. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.
The #Ravens have agreed to a one-year with LB Jake Ryan, pending a physical, source said. A #Jaguars LB last year, Ryan was a consistent starter with the #Packers before that. Some depth before the draft.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 18, 2020
Ryan was a three-year starter in Green Bay before he left for Jacksonville last season. He played in just two games and made no starts after being placed on the non-football injury list on Aug. 31. He was activated on Nov. 30 and placed back on injured reserve on Dec. 10.
Ryan, 28, missed 2018 with an injury and has played just one defensive snap since the 2017 season, according to pro football reference.
While in Green Bay, Ryan missed just five games from 2015-to-2017 and had back-to-back 80-plus tackle seasons in 2016 and 2017.
The former Michigan Wolverine will give the Ravens some starting experience in their linebacking corps. Currently, the only Ravens inside linebacker that has started an NFL game is L.J. Fort.
Baltimore has been widely projected to select a linebacker in the first round of the NFL Draft, likely either Kenneth Murray of Oklahoma or Patrick Queen of LSU. Should neither be on the board, or the Ravens instead choose another player, Ryan will be able to add experience to one of the most inexperienced groups on the team.
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