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The Ravens have lost another defensive starter to free agency.
Veteran outside linebacker Jarret Johnson has agreed to a four-year deal with the San Diego Chargers, the Chargers announced Wednesday. The financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
Johnson was a critical piece of the Ravens defense that ranked second-best in the NFL against the run. He played the on the opposite side of Terrell Suggs and finished last season with 56 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Johnson’s departure leaves a hole on the defense that the Ravens could likely look to fill in the draft or in free agency. The most likely candidate on the roster to step into Johnson’s starting role is fourth-year linebacker Paul Kruger.