Just three days after the Ravens snagged one of the hot names off the market in Elvis Dumervil, the team announces today on Twitter that they have signed former Raiders safety, Michael Huff. Huff’s job will be to take over All-Pro Ed Reed’s job. Reports say that the contract between Huff and the Ravens will be for three years and $6 million.
When Free Agency opened, the Ravens lost a number of players just on defense. Not to mention the trade of Anquan Boldin and the release of Bernard Pollard. The team lost Paul Kruger, Dannell Ellerbe, Carey Williams, and Reed. The team was able to bounce back with a couple free agent signings of their own now in Dumervil and Huff.
Michael Huff has intercepted 11 balls in his career with Oakland since being drafted in 2006. However, unlike the man he will be replacing, Huff has never taken one back for a touchdown. However, Huff is a bit more physical than Ed Reed. Reed has just 167 more tackles than Huff and has been playing four years longer. Huff has 5.5 sacks which is one half less than Reed (6). I have said this before, the Ravens like Michael Huff when he came out of Texas in 2006, but he was drafted by the Raiders before they could snag him. So this was predictable and that they also brought Huff in for a visit when Free Agency started.
So the Ravens defense continues to molded into a different one than what they had in 2012. Actually a different one than we have seen in the past decade with no Ray Lewis or Ed Reed. How will the defending champs do in 2013 when they have to open on the road with this new defense? You tell us. Leave a comment!