The Ravens signed linebacker Vince Beagle on Monday to a one-year deal, adding a versatile veteran to a position with limited depth. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Injuries have limited the 28-year-old Beagle to only five games over the past two seasons, but he has played both inside linebacker and outside linebacker and has contributed regularly to special teams throughout his four-year NFL career. She tried during the team’s rookie minicamp earlier this month and has a relationship with first-year linebackers coach Rob Leonard, who overlapped with her in Miami.
After missing the Dolphins’ 2020 season with a torn Achilles tendon, the 6-foot-3, 246-pound Beagle opened last season on injured reserve before returning to action in late November. In his five matches with Miami, he made two tackles and played mainly in special teams.
The Beagle’s best season came in 2019, when he had 2 1/2 sacks, seven tackles to lose, and 59 tackles over 15 Dolphins games (10 starts). The Wisconsin Product began his career with the Green Bay Packers, who drafted him in the fourth round in 2017. He was cut before the next season and signed with New Orleans in 2018, playing a reserve role and contributing to special teams for the Saints.
The Ravens, who lost inside linebacker and Special Teams kept Chris Board in free agency, did not draft an inside linebacker last month and are cross-training Malik Harrison to outside linebacker this off-season. Huh. Beigel could also watch this off-season on the outside linebacker, where Tyes Bowser and rookie Odef Ove are recovering from torn Achilles tendons.