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Report: Justin Houston Takes Less Money to Sign with Ravens

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Free agent pass rusher Justin Houston is reportedly signing a one-year, $4 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens, and taking less money than he was offered elsewhere to do so, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, Houston turned down a larger offer from another AFC North team, but ultimately reached to the Ravens himself looking to sign for less money.

La Canfora had reported earlier this month that the Pittsburgh Steelers were interested in acquiring Houston’s services, but found themselves on the outside looking in. The teamed signed pass rusher Melvin Ingram on shortly thereafter.

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Baltimore lost pass rushers Yannick Ngakoue and Matthew Judon in free agency, but did re-sign outside linebacker Tyus Bowser.

The addition of Houston should provide production and much needed experience to a youthful group of edge rushers.

Originally a third round selection of Kansas City in 2011, Houston played the first eight seasons of his career with the Chiefs. He was selected to four Pro Bowls and earned a First-Team All-Pro nod in 2014 after posting a league-leading 22 sacks.

Houston has remained productive since moving on to Indianapolis in 2019. He has recorded 19 sacks and 21 tackles-for-loss over the last two seasons combined.

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