In the middle of releasing players, the Baltimore Ravens signed two players to the roster: running back Danny Woodhead signed a three-year, $8.8 million deal with $4.25 million guaranteed and safety Tony Jefferson signed a four-year, $34 million deal with $19 million guaranteed.
Woodhead signed as an undrafted agent with the New York Jets in 2008. Since then, he has spent time with the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Chargers.
This nine-year veteran broke his fibula in 2014 and tore his ACL in Week 2 last season. He has been cleared to return from his ACL injury and 10 months to recuperate before training camp begins in July. He comes at a time where he could actually compete to become the new running back starter for the Ravens. Kenneth Dixon has been suspended for four games for violating the drug-enhancing policy.
Woodhead is a nine-year veteran out of Chadron State that drew interest from the Denver Broncos, according to an article by Brad Berreman of Fansided.com. The Ravens snatched him up quickly. He has a career 2,182 rushing yards with 15 rushing touchdowns and 267 receptions for 2,498 yards with 17 touchdowns.
Jefferson was offered more money elsewhere but decided to sign a deal with the Ravens that guarantees him $19 over the next two years. He signed as an undrafted free agent in 2013 with the Arizona Cardinals out of Oklahoma and played with them for three seasons.
The team plans to pair Jefferson with Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle to work their magic in the defensive backfield. Mr. Newsome seems to be working hard on the secondary, a weak spot in this team for the past few years. Last season it was Tavon Young. He stepped right up with interceptions and solid tackling.
He has a career 277 combined tackles, 11 passes defended, two interceptions and one touchdown.