Thursday marks Tom Brady’s 40th birthday.
Terrell Suggs came back from a torn Achilles and still made plays at his advanced age, putting up eight sacks and three forced fumbles. He’s now recovering from a torn bicep, but the 34-year-old is expected to be ready for the season. Brandon Williams is one of the best nose tackles in the league and got rewarded with a huge five-year, $52.25 million extension that includes $33.75 million in guaranteed money.
Safety Eric Weddle came over from the San Diego Chargers and continued playing at a high level, even at the ripe age of 32. Linebacker C.J. Mosley got his fifth-year option picked up after yet another strong season. From front to back, this Ravens defense is stocked with top-tier talent, just like it is most seasons.
But the Ravens weren’t content riding with the same band. They were surprisingly aggressive upgrading this unit in the offseason, handing out big-money contracts and spending lots of draft picks on defense. Tony Jefferson (four years, $34 million) should bring stability to a safety position that’s been in flux ever since Ed Reed left town and Matt Elam busted as a 2013 first-round pick. Cornerback Cheap Football Jerseys From China Brandon Carr (four years, $23 million) will give the team a solid No. 2 starter next to Jimmy Smith, while Cheap Epl Jerseys Lardarius Webb is always a welcome veteran presence in the secondary.