I used to dog on Rex Ryan for scooping up the Ravens scraps and attempting to build a quality team around them. I guess Bart Scott really taught him a lesson.
This offseason it seems as though the San Diego (Super) Chargers have followed Ryan’s plan. They’ve signed three ex-Ravens just days into free agency.
Here’s a brief overview of their offseason:
- Signed former Ravens linebacker Jarrett Johnson to a four-year deal.
- Signed former Ravens full back Le’Ron McClain to a three-year deal.
- Re-signed former Ravens tackle Jared Gaither to a four-year deal.
Those three former Ravens will join former Baltimore linebacker Antwan Barnes. Sarah Ellison of BaltimoreRavens.com points out that Barnes was drafted by the Ravens in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL draft.
The Ravens dealt Barnes to Philadelphia in 2010 after he was stuck on John Harbaugh’s doghouse (that part wasn’t on BR.com). He later signed with the Chargers after being released by the Eagles.