The Baltimore Ravens announced on Thursday that they have re-signed veteran edge rusher Justin Houston to a one-year contract. The parties involved in the arrangement did not share the specifics of it.
Prior to the deadline when unrestricted free agents who sign with a new team no longer qualify toward the NFL’s compensatory pick calculation, Baltimore issued a rare unrestricted free agent tender to Houston in May
If Houston had signed with another team prior to July 22 (before the Ravens’ training camp began), he would have been subject to the compensatory selection system. Houston has tendered a one-year contract for $2.3 million, which is equal to 110% of his 2021 salary.
To put things in perspective, Houston’s 4.5 sacks in 15 games were his fewest in any season in which he played 10 or more games. He ended the game with 25 hurries and 17 quarterback hits for a total of 39 pressures.
In his 11 years as a professional, Houston has racked up 102 sacks, including four seasons with double-digit sack totals, and has been selected to the Pro Bowl on four separate occasions.
Also in 2014, while playing for the Kansas City Chiefs, he recorded 22 sacks, which was the third-most in NFL history and put him in a tie for first place with Jared Allen and Mark Gastineau (since sacks became an official stat in 1982).
How Much Does Justin Houston Make?
Justin Houston makes an average of $3.5 million per year. Houston will receive a base salary of $1,120,000 and a signing bonus of $2,380,000 in 2022, with a $3,500,000 cap hit.