The Baltimore Ravens are making a move to improve their 2020 defensive unit.
Multiple NFL Insiders are reporting that the Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to a trade that sends DE Calais Campbell to the Ravens in exchange for a 2020 5th round pick.
Trading Campbell frees up $15 million in cap space for the Jaguars while creating $2.5 million in dead money. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Ravens and Campbell are trying to agree on an extension before the trade becomes official later this week. ProFootballTalk is reporting that the Ravens are taking on Campbell’s entire $15 million salary for 2020.
Campbell, 33, played in every game last season for Jacksonville and collected 56 tackles, 6.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles and was the 2019 winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. Campbell has been consistent as they come as over the last 3 years, he’s one of three players in the league with at least 50 tackles and 6.5 sacks in each season.
This is the second big name that the Jaguars have traded this off-season, as they previously traded starting cornerback AJ. Bouye to Denver in exchange for a 2020 4th round pick.
It’s apparent that Jacksonville is building for the future as they now own 11 draft picks for the 2002 NFL Draft and already have 9 for the 2021 NFL Draft.
UPDATE (2:38 PM)-
**Ravens reportedly sign Campbell to a 2-year, $27 million extension.