According to Baltimore Sun and Fox Sports reporter Aaron Wilson, the Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. While the focus for Dolphins fans, has been on Mike Wallace and the offense, the signing of Ellerbe is a great move for Miami.
Over his fours seasons with the Ravens, Ellerbe played in 46 games, starting 14, with 5.5 sacks, and 174 tackles.
The 2009 undrafted free agent was coveted by several teams this offseason, including the Ravens and the Cleveland Browns. Ellerbe was seen as the Ravens top priority to re-sign this offseason, especially with the retirement of Ray Lewis. he was described by the Ravens as the number one defender in the team's Super Bowl run, according to a report on NFL Network today.
The deal with Ellerbe is said to be for "multiple years." Ellerbe had wanted to return to Baltimore, but will now be heading to Miami.
More on the deal as it becomes available.
LB Dannell Ellerbe leaves the Super Bowl champs for a deal he could not refuse in Miami - 5yrs, $35M. Ravens very thin at LB now— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 12, 2013