Ellerbe re-signs with Ravens


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The Baltimore Ravens announced Tuesday afternoon that linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, a restricted free agent, has re-signed with the team, according to Matt Vensel of The Baltimore Sun.

Ellerbe, 26, was given a second-round restricted tender by the Ravens last month worth $1.93 million.

An undrafted free agent rookie out of the University of Georgia in 2009, Ellerbe is set to begin his fourth season with the Ravens. In 33 career games, Ellerbe has recorded 90 tackles, one sack and one interception.

But last season, Ellerbe finished with a career-low 18 tackles in nine games, as he missed six games with a thigh injury and one with a concussion.

With inside linebacker Ray Lewis sidelined for four games last season, Ellerbe tied a career-high with three starts alongside Jameel McClain, who also re-signed with the team this offseason.

With Ellerbe now signed, the Ravens have depth with Lewis, Ellerbe, McClain, Brendon Ayanbadejo and Albert McClellan all returning to their linebacking crops for this upcoming season.