Ravens Sign Michael Huff
Dec 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
The Ravens have agreed in principle to a 3 year deal with free agent safety Michael Huff. Financial information is not yet available.
This deal is hardly a surprise. The Raiders cut Huff a month ago and the Ravens were among the first teams to be linked to him. The two have been heavily rumored to have mutual interest ever since. if you have been reading my blog I have been talking about this deal as if it were already done for the better part of two weeks now.
The addition of Huff makes 2 excellent adds in the past 4 days for the Ravens, The first being Elvis Dumervil.
Huff is expected to start immediately at Free Safety and at least partially fill the void left by Ed Reed. While there is no arguing about Huff and Reed being equivelent over the course of their careers, one can make a strong argument that Huff is a far superior player right now than Reed is.
The one major advantage that Huff has is his versitility. The Ravens have clearly placed a high value on versitility this offseason. Huff has started at LCB, RCB, SS, FS and slot corner in his years in oakland. He has played at a high level at every position. The Raiders chose to re-sign Huff instead of make a run at keep Nmadi Asomogah a few years ago.
Stay tuned to Ebonybird.com for more details as they become available.