Ricard Returns to Baltimore, Signs Three-Year Deal
The Ravens have been fairly busy during the free agency period with the signings of Marcus Williams, Morgan Moses, and Michael Pierce. However, the Ravens had yet to re-sign any of their own free agents. That was until Thursday, when the Ravens officially re-signed fullback Patrick Ricard.
Ricard returns to the Ravens on a three-year deal that will average around $4 million per year, making him the second highest paid fullback behind former Ravens and current 49er Kyle Juszczyk.
Undrafted out of Maine in 2017, Ricard has been a huge piece for the Ravens offense, as he has helped the Ravens finish in the top 10 in rushing every year since 2018.
Ricard who is a three time Pro Bowler has evolved his game every year and has at times become a second tight end for the Ravens offense. While he doesn’t get many receptions, Ricard has shown his ability to be sure handed out of the back field. On top of his ability to be an exceptional blocker that has made him one of the best fullbacks in the NFL.
Ricard played in only 13 games last season after suffering a hip injury late in the year, his lowest total since playing 10 games in 2018. But as the Ravens offense looks to return to form in 2022, the re-signing of Ricard looks to be the biggest signing for the Ravens thus far.