3 former Baltimore Ravens who won't live up to their new contracts

The Ravens said goodbye to some familiar players.

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1. LB Patrick Queen, Pittsburgh Steelers

Queen has been through quite the roller-coaster with Ravens fans. After a disappointing start to his career was followed by a 133-tackle All-Pro season last year, Queen voluntarily put himself in the fanbase's crosshairs by signing with the Steelers for $41 million over three years and declaring that he is ready to be "that villain" when the two teams meet up.

While Queen was tremendous last season, it might be no coincidence that his best year in the pros came when Mike Macdonald (now the head coach in Seattle) was his defensive coordinator and Roquan Smith was next to him. Will that same success manage to follow him to Pittsburgh?

Will Patrick Queen perform after leaving the Baltimore Ravens?

Ravens fans saw the lows that Queen provided early in his career. The only reason he ended up in Pittsburgh was that Baltimore declined his fifth-year option due to his poor play. While the Steelers also have a solid defense, it would be unwise to ignore the pre-Smith and McDonald phase of Queen's career.

The Steelers still need one more linebacker to complete their corps, as Elandon Roberts and Cole Holcomb next to him puts Queen in full command of the Pittsburgh defense. If Queen is unable to replicate his Ravens contract year, he could have a knock-on impact on the rest of the defense.