Super Bowl champion set to sign with Ravens: reports

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Baltimore Ravens strengthen their defensive line by signing twice Super Bowl Champion Jason Pierre-Paul to a one-year contract, according to multiple reports.

Pierre-Paul’s deal can be worth up to $5.5 million with incentives, the NFL Network reported Thursday.

Pierre-Paul had visited with the crows in June, and they brought him back this week to train him one more time. The 33-year-old seemed fine to them and a deal was struck.

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Jason Pierre-Paul of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts in the fourth quarter of a game against the Los Angeles Rams during the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 26, 2019. 23, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.

Jason Pierre-Paul of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts in the fourth quarter of a game against the Los Angeles Rams during the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 26, 2019. 23, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.
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He told CBS Sports he would join the team.

The Ravens already have Calais Campbell, the 36-year-old Pro Bowler who has a sack this season with five tackles, and Odafe Oweh, who has yet to knock out the quarterback or add a hit to his stat line. Justin Houston, another veteran, and Malik Harrison are also on the defensive front.

Baltimore is coming off a terrible loss to the Miami Dolphins, who fought back from a 28-7 halftime deficit to win 42-38 on Sunday. The Ravens are building pressure but just haven’t been able to bring the quarterback down, and they’re hoping JPP can help those efforts.

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Pierre-Paul played 12 games with Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021 the same team won a Super Bowl with in 2020 as Pro Bowler with 9.5 sacks. He only had 2.5 sacks in those 12 games and the Bucs didn’t re-sign him.

Jason Pierre-Paul (90) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Raymond James Stadium on October 19.  24, 2021, in Tampa, Florida.

Jason Pierre-Paul (90) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Raymond James Stadium on October 19. 24, 2021, in Tampa, Florida.
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The Ravens will be Pierre-Paul’s third team in a 13-year NFL career that began with new york giants in 2010 as a first-round draft pick. He earned a Super Bowl ring in just his second season, playing prominent roles in a defensive live with Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck, Chris Canty and Linval Joseph.

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Pierre-Paul has 91.5 career sacks, three double-digit sack seasons (2011, 2014, 2018) and 603 career tackles.

Jason Pierre-Paul of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up before facing the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 16, 2020. 23, 2022.

Jason Pierre-Paul of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up before facing the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 16, 2020. 23, 2022.
(Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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The Ravens will take over New England Patriots Sunday.