Ravens Sign DTs Justin Ellis & Domata Peko, Waive Two


The Ravens made a number of moves on Tuesday:

Ellis, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2014. He played out the final year of his rookie contract and was set to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career before agreeing to a three-year extension worth over $15 million last year. 

The Raiders placed Ellis on injured reserve coming out of the preseason with a knee injury and later cut him with an injury settlement. 

In 2018, Ellis appeared in six games and recorded seven tackles and no sacks. 

Peko, 34, is a former fourth-round pick of the Bengals back in 2006. He played 11 years for the Bengals before signing a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Broncos in 2017. 

In 2018, Peko appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and recorded 31 tackles, a half sack and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 39 interior defender out of 112 qualifying players.

Jones, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots back in 2016. He was entering the third year of his four-year, $4 million contract that included a $1.1 million signing bonus and was set to make a base salary of $814,246 when the Patriots waived him coming out of the preseason in 2018.

The Ravens later signed Jones to their practice squad before he returned to the Patriots. New England waived Jones again and he was claimed by Baltimore.

Jones later landed on the season-ending injured reserve after sustaining torn ACL and meniscus injuries. 

In 2019, Jones has appeared in nine games for the Ravens and recorded three tackles and 113 punt return yards.

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