As the NFL offseason shifts to mandatory minicamps, a number of viable players are left unsigned.
One of them is outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul who left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after five seasons.
The former South Florida standout won Super Bowl LV with the Buccaneers and had 9.5 sacks that season.
Unfortunately, his production last season dropped to 31 tackles and two sacks.
The Buccaneers decided that it was time for them to part ways with the 33-year-old player.
Still, he could help any team that is looking for another pass rusher and a reliable defender on short and intermediate routes.
Therefore, his career is far from over, and he might already have a future destination.
My understanding is the #Ravens visit with Jason Pierre-Paul went well after a long day from his physical to meeting with folks. Pierre-Paul was still meeting as of about less than a couple hours ago, per source. We’ll see if both sides can get something done moving forward.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) June 10, 2022
CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson tweeted, “My understanding is the #Ravens visit with Jason Pierre-Paul went well after a long day from his physical to meeting with folks. Pierre-Paul was still meeting as of about less than a couple hours ago, per source. We’ll see if both sides can get something done moving forward.”
The Baltimore Ravens are a perfect fit for Pierre-Paul because defense has been their calling card ever since they joined the league in 1996.
Therefore, he will feel at home if the team ends up signing him.
Ravens Need Help At Linebacker
With the Ravens using a base 3-4 defense, the bite of their pass rush comes from the linebackers.
But so far, Baltimore could add more beef to their linebacker depth chart.
Tyus Bowser and Odafe Oweh are promising players and will only improve as their careers progress.
However, it wouldn’t hurt to add someone with experience like Pierre-Paul in their midst.
Aside from delivering the hits, he could serve as a mentor for these younger players.