Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome confirmed after the draft that the team has picked up C.J. Mosley’s fifth-year option, meaning the two-time Pro Bowl linebacker is under contractual control with the team through 2018.
The Ravens had until Wednesday to make the decision, but it was a formality. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said at the league meetings earlier this month that the team would pick up Mosley’s option and he expected the 2014 first-round pick to be a Raven for “many, many years.”
His option is projected to be worth $8.7 million in 2018.
Mosley, Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis of the Carolina Panthers and the Cleveland Browns’ Jamie Collins are the league’s only...