The Baltimore Ravens continue to make moves in reloading the defense, agreeing to terms with safety/cornerback Michael Huff on a three-year deal Wednesday afternoon.
The 30-year old Huff was released by the Oakland Raiders on March 12th, and quickly landed on the radar of Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens front office to replace Ed Reed at safety after he signed his three-year deal with the Houston Texans.
Huff’s deal will be for a reported $6 million over three years according to ESPN NFL Insider, Adam Schefter.
The seven-year veteran has 11 career interceptions and named an all-pro in 2010 who last season played corner back for the Raiders as well. Huff started 14 of 16 games last season for Oakland, recording two interceptions and a career-high 15 passes defended as a lot of that came at the corner position.
Huff, drafted out of the University of Texas 7th overall in 2006, played strong safety his first two years before switching to free safety the last five seasons.
He brings a reputation as not only a hard hitter but widely considered a solid tackler with good ball skills.
Huff bring size and athleticism to the safety position as he’s expected to start immediately for the Ravens as they rebuild the secondary along with the re-signing of James Ihedigbo who could start in place of Bernard Pollard who was cut by the Ravens.
With the addition of Huff, that makes four new veteran additions to a Ravens defense that has lost six starters either to free agency or retirement.
Matt Lund is a contributor for BaltimoreSportsReport.com and co-host of the BSR Podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @MattCLund.