Baltimore Ravens shore up pass rush, agree to 1-year, $4 million deal with Justin Houston, sources say

Ed Reed explains what the Ravens need to do to win the Super Bowl. (0:52).OWINGS MILLS (Md. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Baltimore Ravens signed Justin Houston, an outside linebacker, to a one year deal that could be worth as much as $4 million.The Ravens made this a major move, adding the best pass-rusher available to fill the greatest hole in their team's roster. Houston, 32, has attained at least eight sacks each of his four previous seasons as a Pro Bowl defensive back.After losing Matthew Judon in free agency and Yannick Ngakoue, Baltimore's pass rush was an issue. Odafe Oweh was drafted by the Ravens in the first round. However, they did not have any players on their roster with more than four sacks in 2020. Baltimore also has the lowest number of sacks in NFL during blitzing (26).Houston, 32, was offered by several teams, but he chose to sign with Ravens as he felt they would give him the best chance of winning his first Super Bowl Ring, according to a source. Houston visited Baltimore in April but couldn't agree upon the price until three months later. Ravens have a history spending more on secondary players than they do pass-rushers because of their cap space ($8.8million).Houston was also a target for the Ravens in 2019, before he signed in free agency with the Indianapolis Colts. Houston had 32 games with the Colts. He recorded 19 sacks and 30 quarterback hits. Houston also had 21 tackles for loss, 3 forced fumbles, and 3 safeties.Houston is joining a Ravens linebacker team that also includes Oweh and Tyus Bowser, Pernell MacPhee, Jaylon Fergusson, Jaylon Ferguson, Jaylon Ferguson, Daelinhayes, Chris Smith, and Aaron Adeoye.