Ravens host Jason Pierre-Paul for a free-agent visit
Jason Pierre-Paul takes his charms to Charm City for a free agent visit.
The Baltimore Ravens meet with the three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher Thursday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported, according to a source.
Pierre-Paul, 33, remains a free agent nearly three months into the new league year. He spent the last four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, amassing 2.5 sacks in 12 games in 2021, the final year of a two-year contract he signed with the club in 2020. JPP was traded to the Bucs in 2017 after eight seasons with the New York Giants and helped lead the club to a Super Bowl title.
If Pierre-Paul signs with the Ravens, he will have his first experience in the AFC alongside veteran defensemen Calais Campbell, Michael Pierce, Derek Wolfe and Brent Urban, up-and-coming trenchmen Odafe Oweh, Jaylon Ferguson and Justin Madubuike. JPP would join Pierce and rookies David Ojabo, Travis Jones and Rayshad Nichols as new additions to Baltimore’s defensive line.
The Ravens currently have $5.58 million in 2022, according to Over The Cap. Pierre-Paul earned $12.8 million in base salary and bonuses last season, but as an aging star coming off a mediocre 2021 campaign and off-season shoulder surgery, JPP could take a pay cut and get into Baltimore’s payroll and Fit Front Seven.