Ravens news: Jadeveon Clowney farewell, Harbaugh talks Patrick Queen, mock draft

The Ravens have lost some big names this offseason

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The Baltimore Ravens had wanted to bring star pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney back in the early stages of free agency, but he left the title contender at the alter to take on the challenge of turning his hometown Carolina Panthers into a viable contender once again.

Clowney recorded 9.5 sacks last season, which is the best mark in a career that landed him three Pro Bowl nods and an All-Pro selection, while shooting his pressure rate skyward. Carolina came coming with a big multi-year offer, and the Ravens were unwilling to match as they try to find depth elsewhere

Clowney said that he wanted to return to Carolina for quite some time, but wanted to be "mature enough" to handle the responsibility that came with playing so close to home. The former No. 1 overall pick was everything the Ravens could have hoped for, and then some, during his lone season with the team.

Clowney said goodbye to Ravens fans with an Instagram post, thanking "the unbelievable Ravens community. Clowney said his teamates from last year "are forever brothers" and added that he "will always look at my time in Baltimore as a blessing." Even thought he only played one year, Clowney left town with a ton of good will.

More Ravens news

  • Ravens coach John Harbaugh opened up about the loss of linebacker Patrick Queen, saying that he will still support him even after joining the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. "Patrick is a great player and great guy,” Harbaugh said. “He's one of my all-time favorite people. We'll be friends forever. I'm a big fan of Pat Queen."
  • NFL.com released two 2024 NFL Mock Drafts that have the Baltimore Ravens going in very different directions. Eric Edholm believes that Baltimore should beef up their offensive line by adding Oklahoma star Tyler Guyton, while Charles Davis wants them to add a cornerback like Missouri's Ennis Rakestraw Jr.

NFL News

  • The Ravens missed out on yet another pass rush trade target when the Philadelphia Eagles traded Haason Reddick to the New York Jets for a 2026 third-round pick that could turn into a second-rounder based on playing time and production. This comes after the Eagles lured Bryce Huff away from the Jets in the offseason.
  • The Chiefs are taking a chance on a rugby star, inking Welsh standout Louis Rees-Zammit to a contract as he tries to make the league as a running back. Rees-Zammit has played for Gloucester at the club level and the Wales national team.