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Clay Matthews jokes he should’ve signed with Ravens last year

Ravens, Clay Matthews

Now that Clay Matthews has officially hit the NFL free agency market, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Baltimore Ravens signed him.

Last offseason, the Ravens allowed Zadarius Smith and CJ Smith walk in free agency. They desperately needed another pass rusher and were one of the front runners to sign Matthews.

However, he ended up signing with the Los Angeles Rams on a two-year deal worth $16.75 million. According to NFL Network’s Michael Silver, Matthews joked that he should’ve signed with the Ravens last year.

Yes. Matthews nearly signed with the Ravens last year, and he joked that in retrospect he should have signed with them. I’d keep an eye on Baltimore as a potential landing spot. It would make a lot of sense.

Nevertheless, the Ravens had a phenomenal season, finishing off with the best record in the NFL. Unfortunately, their season came to a shocking end after losing in the Divisional Round against the Tennessee Titans.

This past season, Clay Matthews saw action in 13 games, recording eight sacks, 37 tackles, two forced fumbles, and three defended passes.

Even after using the franchise tag on Matthew Judon, the Ravens could still use another pass rusher. However, Baltimore is tight against the salary cap, according to Spotrac.

Nevertheless, the Ravens have already done an outstanding job strengthening their defense this offseason. They recently signed veterans Calais Campbell and Michael Brockers. Adding Matthews would make their defense one of the best in the NFL next season.