By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
12:07 PM EDT, March 25, 2014
Ravens safety Darian Stewart's one-year contract with the Ravens is worth $1.3 million, according to a source.
That includes a nonguaranteed $1 million base salary and a $300,000 signing bonus for the recently acquired safety.
Stewart started six of 13 games last season for the St. Louis Rams. The 5-foot-11, 214-pound player had 36 tackles, a forced fumble and four pass deflections last year.
"Good safety, good player," said retired former St. Louis Rams defensive tackle D'Marco Farr, an analyst for the organization's broadcasting team. "Good, smart, instinctive guy, underrated hitter. Ryan Williams, the running back for the Arizona Cardinals, he definitely knows who Darian Stewart is. He gave him one of the hardest hits I've ever seen. He ended his season. I've never seen a guy hit that hard. Darian's a smart player. He's how you like your players right on the edge of cocky, very confident. He's very sure of himself. He's a safety in this league. ...
"The only problem with Darian is he couldn't stay healthy," Farr said. "When he was out there, he was impressive and not just a head-hunter. He took great angles to the football. He was a real good safety. If you had one wish, you wish he could have stayed healthy.The shame of it all is his body would break down on him. That's the frustrating part. It was all over his body. He would go out and practice and one day it was his hamstring or knee or something. When he was hurt, Darian always looked like he was mad and wanted to be out there. He was always helping out, not just sitting on the sidelines. He was engaged."