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Ravens sign veteran linebacker Jake Ryan to one-year deal

The Ravens signed veteran inside linebacker Jake Ryan to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday, adding more depth at the position after selecting two linebackers in the draft. Terms have not been disclosed.

After tearing his ACL in training camp in 2018 with Green Bay, where he spent his first four years, Ryan played in just two games for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. Ryan, who started last season on the reserve/nonfootball injury list, appeared exclusively in special teams action. In February, Jacksonville declined to exercise the second-year option on his two-year, $7.5 million deal.

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Over his first three years with the Packers, the 6-foot-2, 240-pound Ryan appeared in 43 games (27 starts) and totaled a combined 144 tackles, as well as a sack and a forced fumble. He played a career-high 61.8% of the defensive snaps in 2016, carving out a role with his solid run defending.

After drafting LSU’s Patrick Queen (No. 28 overall) and Ohio State’s Malik Harrison (No. 98), the Ravens have five inside linebackers on their roster, and only L.J. Fort, a midseason acquisition last year, has appeared in more games than Ryan. Chris Board and Otaro Alaka have no starting experience.

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The Ravens lost starters Josh Bynes and Patrick Onwuasor in free agency last month.

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