Source: Ravens add Pierre-Paul to aid pass rush

by Ricardo Gutierrez - The Ravens added veteran pass-rusher Jason Pierre-Paul on Thursday, a move that helps the team's thinned-out edge rushers.

Source: Baltimore Ravens add veteran Jason Pierre-Paul to aid pass rush 3:44 PM ET Jamison HensleyESPN Staff Writer Close University of Maryland graduate Lives in the Baltimore area with his wife and son OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Jason Pierre-Paul agreed to a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, a move which helps the team's thinned-out edge rushers. The Ravens were down to two outside linebackers (Odafe Oweh and Justin Houston ) on their 53-man roster after Steven Means (right Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Monday. This season, Baltimore has placed two other outside linebackers on injured reserve (Vince Biegel and Daelin Hayes ) and also lost Jaylon Ferguson, who died in June. Tyus Bowser , a starting outside linebacker last year, is currently on the physically unable to perform list and could return in a couple of weeks. Editor's Picks 1 Related The Ravens' pass rush struggled in Sunday's 42-38 loss to the Miami Dolphins , which featured the biggest fourth-quarter collapse in team history. Baltimore has four sacks in two games this season. The addition of Pierre-Paul comes after his second meeting with Baltimore. He visited the Ravens in June, and he left without a deal. Pierre-Paul, 33, had 2.5 sacks in his fourth and final season with Tampa Bay during which he was hampered by a torn rotator cuff. He underwent shoulder surgery in February and was was not re-signed by the Buccaneers in free agency. When healthy in 2020, Pierre-Paul played a key role in the Bucs' championship run, registering a team-leading 9.5 sacks in the regular season and two in the NFC Championship Game. A three-time Pro Bowl player, Pierre-Paul has totaled 91.5 sacks in 12 seasons. ESPN's Jenna Laine contributed to this report.