Ravens sign Justin Madupuk to four-year extension

The Ravens announced a four-year contract extension for defensive end Justin Madubuk on Friday.

According to multiple reports, the deal is said to be worth $98 million, with $75.5 million in total guarantees and $53.5 million at signing. If accurate, he is the second-highest paid defensive player on average per year ($24.5 million) behind Aaron Donald ($31.667 million), though Chris Jones will earn more.

“We are pleased to announce a four-year extension with Justin Madubuike,” general manager Eric DeCosta said in a statement. “Justin is one of the best defensive tackles in the entire NFL and a cornerstone of our defense. We're happy for Justin and his family, and equally happy for our fan base. It's a great way to start the new league year.

The Ravens used the franchise tag on fifth-rounder Madhubuike PFT's Top 100 Free Agents.

Madubuike, 26, had a career year in 2023, starting all 17 games and setting personal bests in tackles (56), sacks (13), tackles for loss (12), quarterback hits (33) and forced fumbles (2). He earned his first Pro Bowl and was a second-team All-Pro.

His 13 sacks led the Ravens and all NFL defensive tackles last season, while his 11 consecutive games with at least half a sack tied the NFL single-season record.

Madubuike arrived in Baltimore as a third-round pick in the 2020 draft by Texas A&M.

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