Former Ravens outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw, who agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, will play in 2016 under a one-year, $1.25 million deal.
His new contract includes $390,000 in guaranteed money, which comes in the form of a signing bonus. The deal obviously gives Upshaw a chance to improve his value before he likely heads back on the free-agent market next offseason.
As for the Ravens, it also should be enough for them to get back on the positive side of the compensation draft pick formula for next year.
The exact formula remains a bit of a mystery. We do know that teams are awarded compensatory picks when they...