Ravens deal with Michael Brockers voided after ankle concerns

Resigns with Rams on a 3-year, $31.5 million contract

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March 27, 2020 - 10:18 am
Defensive Tackle Michael Brockers celebrates after recording a tackle

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By Austin Medina  

Defensive tackle Michael Brockers will not start his 2020 season with the Baltimore Ravens. 

After reportedly agreeing to a three-year, $30 million contract, concerns raised about Brockers ankle became too big an obstacle in the agreement. 

According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN, Brockers expected to reach a new agreement with Baltimore Friday. After both sides could not agree, Brockers promptly resigned with the Los Angeles Rams. 

Spending his entire career with the Rams, Brockers has racked up 23 sacks, 52 quarterback hits, and nine pass deflections. 

A contract falling through due to injury concerns isn't uncommon for the Ravens. In 2018, Baltimore had a four-year, $29 million agreement in place with wide receiver Ryan Grant. When Grant failed a physical with an ankle injruy, the Ravens wisely voided the contract. 

With the latest news on Brockers, the Ravens will regain the $5 million cap hit totaling $15 million left in cap space. 

With defensive tackle Michael Pierce signing with the Vikings as well as Chris Wormley traded to the Steelers, the Ravens now have a void along the defensive line. 

Unfortunately, free agents such as Ndamukong Suh have already signed contracts with other teams. 

For the Ravens, free agency moving ahead will be intriguing to say the least. As Brandon Williams provides the flexibility of playing either nose tackle or defensive end, the Ravens have flexibility in finding Pierce's replacement.

Some names to keep an eye out for are defensive end Everson Griffin, versatile defensive end Jabaal Sheard, or a reunion with defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan.