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Ravens Introduce Earl Thomas and Mark Ingram

March 15, 2019 - 12:12 pm
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By Austin Medina  

In Baltimore a difficult Tuesday followed up with a successful Wednesday.

Just hours after losing their fourth defensive starter, the Ravens knew they needed to get involved in free agency.

The Ravens signed safety Earl Thomas to a four-year, $55 million deal. Shortly after, the Ravens agreed to a three-year, $15 million contract with veteran running back Mark Ingram.

Both players were introduced at a Ravens press conference early Friday.

After losing safety Eric Weddle and veteran leadership from longtime Raven Terrell Suggs, Baltimore brought in Thomas to fill the voids. Thomas is a Super Bowl champion and a six-time Pro Bowler.

Thomas will join one of the soundest secondaries in the league, including Marlon Humphrey, Tavon Young, and Tony Jefferson.

"I'm just happy to be here. I'm here to do what I always do, and that's ball", Thomas said to reporters.  

Mark Ingram will look to become the Ravens starting running back, ahead of Gus Edwards. Ingram has ran for six touchdowns or more every season since 2014.

Ingram stated that joining the Ravens was like "a match made in heaven. There was interest there in both ways. I'm glad it worked out."

New GM Eric DeCosta spoke on the Ravens ability to land big-time free agents. "We've become a destination team for a lot of players. We've become a team where great players want to play. That's a great feeling."

Surely it is a new era in Baltimore.