August 4, 2011; Napa, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders free safety Michael Huff (24) acknowledges a teammate during training camp at the Napa Valley Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency: Baltimore Ravens Sign Michael Huff


A few weeks ago, everyone in the NFL was babbling about how tragic the Ravens will be in 2013 after having their defense gutted by free agency and retirement. The Ravens lost massive pieces of their linebacking corps as Paul Kruger and Dannell Elerbe took their talents to Cleveland and Miami respectively, and Ray Lewis finally hung up his cleats after a legendary career. In addition to that, Baltimore lost veteran safety Ed Reed to the Houston Texans and other pieces of the defense fell in other places.

But the Ravens have gone from being poor little Oliver and have now given things a twist. After signing free agent defensive end Elvis Dumervil this week, the team has announced that they’ve inked former Raiders safety and first round pick Michael Huff to replace Ed Reed in the secondary.

 

The new deal with the Ravens will pay Huff a reported $6 million over the next three years. As Schefter pointed out, the Ravens have allowed the market come to them, and they’ve arguably gone from having one of the worst offseasons to one of the best so far in adding two defensive pillars to their illustrious unit. The work is still cut out for them, but the Ravens have saved face in the best kind of way and are now ready to enter the draft with the ability to build fort he future in comfort rather than do so out of necessity.

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