OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens signed inside linebacker Josh Bynes, who will be remembered for making the tackle that sealed the team’s 34-31 Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers in February 2013.
On a free kick in the final seconds, Bynes made his only tackle of the game by bringing down Ted Ginn Jr. close to midfield after the 49ers returner had broken a few tackles. Bynes tossed Ginn to the ground in front of the Ravens’ sideline, which erupted in celebration.
Bynes, 30, has totaled 332 tackles and 3.5 sacks in his eight-year career. He started 11 games last season for the Arizona Cardinals.
Bynes is one of seven members remaining on Ravens from that Super Bowl team. Guard Marshal Yanda, cornerback Jimmy Smith, linebacker Pernell McPhee, kicker Justin Tucker, punter Sam Koch and long-snapper Morgan Cox are the others.
The Ravens are looking to upgrade the inside linebacker position on a struggling defense, which ranks No. 27 after giving up more than 500 yards in consecutive games. Baltimore added inside linebacker L.J. Fort on Monday.
Bynes takes the roster spot of Tim Williams, a 2017 third-round pick who was waived Tuesday.