According to Hensley, the move to pick up Mosley's fifth-year option could be a precursor to the club working out a long-term deal with the young middle linebacker next offseason. Mosley made an immediate impact with the Ravens as a rookie in 2014 and became the first Ravens draft pick since 2008 to make the Pro Bowl. He made his second-career Pro Bowl this past season and has averaged 114 total tackles through his first three seasons as the leader of the Baltimore defense. Mosley's impending return solidifies the middle of a Baltimore linebacking corps that lost Zach Orr to retirement this offseason.
Mosley strained his calf in Week 17 against the Bengals, an injury that head coach John Harbaugh estimated would take three weeks to heal, according to The Baltimore Sun. Although Sunday's Pro Bowl was over three weeks removed from the end of the regular season, Mosley likely erred on the side of caution and skipped the event in order to ensure his health for the start of the
Mosley recorded 92 tackles, zero sacks, and four interceptions en route to being named to his second-career Pro Bowl in 2016.
The third-year linebacker was an anchoring presence on one of the league's best run defenses this season, but his overall statistical output was uneven for IDP purposes. He failed to record a sack for the first time in his young career and his 92 tackles were a career-low. However, his four interceptions were a career-high and he came extremely close to recording the second touchdown of his career on a pick against the Redskins. While Mosley's 2016 production was far from elite as far as IDP linebackers are concerned, his proven track record combined with his youth (24 years old) suggest that he'll bounce back in 2017 and push for 100-plus tackles.
Mosley (calf strain) was seen with a "significant boot" on his left leg after Sunday's game against the Bengals, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
The Ravens aren't convinced Mosley only suffered a strain as the linebacker is scheduled for further testing on his leg on Monday. Expect an update on his situation in the coming days.
The Pro Bowl linebacker was all over the field Sunday as he recorded his first double-digit tackle performance of 2016. He also managed to play every defensive snap against the Eagles, which was an accomplishment seeing as how they ran a whopping 87 plays against the
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