NFL Network first reported that the deal.
Mosley, 26, was the top tackler for the NFL’s self-defense protection and was the most Baltimore Ravens‘ most high profile absolutely free agent this offseason. He is one of 2 players to record at 500 tackles, eight sacks and eight interceptions since he entered the NFL at 2014 (Carolina’s Luke Kuechly is one other).
A first-round pick (17th overall) in 2014,” Mosley has gone to the Pro Bowl in four of his five NFL seasons,” which places him in select company. Seven of the 11 linebackers that were named to Pro Bowls atleast four times in five seasons come at the Hall of Fame. Last year, Ray LeWIS called Mosley the very best middle linebacker in the match.
The greatest knock on Mosley has been his pass coverage, but his interception of Baker Mayfield in the final regular season game clinched Baltimore’s first playoff berth in four years. He also posted livelihood highs in passing yards allowed (408), yards per reception (9.3) and yards after the grab (190), according to Pro Football Emphasis.
The Ravens and Mosley had expressed optimism he’d remain with the team. Baltimore, however, decided to not employ a $15 million franchise tag, allowing Mosley to eventually become a free agent.
With Mosley gone, the Ravens can replace him using Kenny Young, a fourth-round pick from one year ago, or even a veteran free agent.
Mosley’s 574 career tackles rank fifth in Ravens history.