The Baltimore Ravens entered the offseason with a glaring need at the cornerback position and surprised many people when they didn’t address it during the 2023 NFL Draft. But it turned out that the Ravens had other plans all along.
The Ravens announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to a deal with veteran corner Rock Ya-Sin. The team didn’t share details on the agreement, but according to reports, the Ya-Sin received a one-year contract that can be worth up to $6 million.
At the moment, the Ravens only have three-time Pro Bowler Marlon Humphrey penciled in as a guaranteed starter at the cornerback position. The second spot is open, and the opportunity to get it was one of the reasons why Ya-Sin picked Baltimore among other suitors.
“That’s a great opportunity for me,” Ya-Sin told the Ravens’ official website. “All the guys competing for that spot, we’re all going to fight tooth-and-nail to get that spot, play next to a guy like that – All-Pro, Pro Bowl-caliber player that he is.”
Rock Ya-Sin entered the league as a second-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2019 NFL Draft. He played three years with the Colts before being traded to the Las Vegas Raiders ahead of the 2022 NFL season. Ya-Sin played 52 games as a pro, including 38 starts, and has 183 tackles, 27 passes defended, and two interceptions.