Long before the
The Ravens defense fell from the
The Ravens had one of the top-10 ranked rush defenses for nine straight seasons before the 2012-13 group ballooned to 20th, the second worst ranking in franchise history.
That's why after signing quarterback
In an otherwise disappointing first week of free agency, the Ravens added size and depth to their defensive line by agreeing to deals with defensive tackle
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Now, the question becomes how
But if he goes out to defense end, where does that leave McPhee, who had a tough season and is coming off groin surgery but he remains a legitimate pass-rushing threat? Obviously using Canty on running downs and McPhee on passing ones is one solution but where do they use Jones, who had a breakout season and was awarded with a second-round tender? Does Jones move to defensive tackle and Ngata get used some at the nose where Cody regressed last season and temporarily lost his job to Ma'ake Kemoeatu?
Spears, who fell out of favor in Dallas, also may be best suited to play the defensive end spot in the Ravens' 3-4 defense.