Baltimore Ravens Sign Veteran Linebacker

The Baltimore Ravens are often regarded as one of, if not the single smartest front office in the NFL, but today, they made a move that is head scratching, for even their biggest supporters. Sure, it's not a move that's going to severely hurt the team going forward, but they have signed veteran linebacker, previously of the Green Bay Packers, Kyler Fackrell to the practice squad today. 

Linebacker depth is something that every team needs, so on the surface, it's a good deal, but Fackrell was placed on season ending Injured Reserve back in July while spending his spring with the Las Vegas Raiders, so the decision to sign him at this point in the off-season for Baltimore certainly is a strange decision. 

In 4 seasons with Green Bay, Fackrell was a very solid player, putting up 16.5 sacks, 111 tackles and a forced fumble over that time, but after he stepped off the field for the last time in 2019 with the Packers, he's only played a few uneventful games with the Giants in the 2020 campaign and the Chargers in the 2021 season. It's hard to see what the purpose for the Ravens here is, but Fackrell is still 30-years of age and has plenty of years left on his body, and if he can stay healthy for the future, Baltimore could certainly use him for great depth on the defensive side of the ball.

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