The Baltimore Ravens have filled another need in free agency with the signing of safety Michael Huff. According to the Ravens twitter account they have agreed to terms in principle with Huff to a three-year contract. Here is the tweet confirming the move from the Ravens.
#Ravens have a 3-year agreement in principle with safety Michael Huff.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 27, 2013
Like all deals Huff will need to take a physical to make the move official. Huff has played seven years in the NFL, all with the Oakland Raiders. Huff has 11 career interceptions and has played over 100 NFL games. He is a solid player and a former 7th overall draft pick.
Ravens had major needs at safety after the loss of Ed Reed and the release of Bernard Pollard. This move fills one of those gaps.
Here is the Ravens press release on the deal.
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed in principle to a three-year deal with seven-year veteran S Michael Huff, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Wednesday.
Huff, 29, has spent his entire career with the Oakland Raiders after being selected in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
Seeing action in 108 career games (93 starts), Huff has posted 453 tackles (370 solo), 11 interceptions (75 return yards) and 57 passes defensed. The 6-foot, 211-pounder has also added 5.5 sacks (-24.5 yards), four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery during his career.
During the 2012 campaign, Huff started all 16 games, including 14 at cornerback and two at free safety due to early season injuries. He played 945 snaps on defense, posting 71 tackles (46 solo), two interceptions and a career-high 15 passes defensed.
Drafted out of the University of Texas, in 2005 Huff became the first player in school history to win the Jim Thorpe Award, an honor given to the nation’s top defensive back. That season, he helped the Longhorns win the National Championship.