On Wednesday morning, the Baltimore Ravens announced the signing of inside linebacker, Josh Bynes. Bynes, a nine-year National Football League veteran, rejoins the Ravens to take the roster spot of edge rusher, Tim Williams, who was cut on Tuesday. Bynes most recently played for the Arizona Cardinals. Since his release in March, Bynes has been a free agent. This will be Bynes’ second stint in Baltimore. He joined the Ravens in 2011 as an undrafted free agent and remained with the team until 2014. Bynes spent three years with the Detriot Lions from 2014 to 2016 and an additional two years with the Arizona Cardinals from 2017 to 2018.
The Ravens are signing Bynes to improve the underwhelming inside linebackers corps. Since the departure of C.J. Mosley this offseason, the group has been largely ineffective. The inside linebackers group is not Baltimore’s only concern on defense, but it is the team’s number one priority as of late. The Ravens signed another inside linebacker, L.J. Fort earlier this week as well.
Over 89 career games, Josh Bynes has recorded 332 combined tackles, 224 solo tackles, 3.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, and three forced fumble. He also made the final tackle in Super Bowl XLVII that secured Baltimore’s spot in NFL history.