BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens made their first major foray into this year’s free-agent market, agreeing to terms with safety Earl Thomas and running back Mark Ingram, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Thomas, a former member of the Seattle Seahawks, will sign a four-year, $55 million deal, with $32 million guaranteed, Schefter tweeted.
Ingram will leave the New Orleans Saints to sign a three-year, $15 million deal in Baltimore, Schefter said.
Baltimore was reportedly pursuing Steelers free agent Le’Veon Bell, but never made a formal offer to him. They’ll instead turn to Ingram, who racked up 6,007 rushing yards, 1,598 passing yards (on 251 catches), and 55 total touchdowns in eight seasons with New Orleans. Ingram is 29 years old.
Thomas spent nine years in Seattle, where he was one of the anchors of the Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” defense. Thomas, 29, had 28 interceptions, 11 forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries with the Seahawks.