DT Chris Wormley Traded from Ravens to Steelers

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 20, 2020

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 20: Chris Wormley #93 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on prior to taking on the Seattle Seahawks during their game at CenturyLink Field on October 20, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have finalized a deal to acquire defensive lineman Chris Wormley from the Baltimore Ravens.

Per an official announcement from the Steelers on Friday, they will receive Wormley and a 2021 seventh-round pick from the Ravens for a 2021 fifth-round pick. 

The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec noted the Ravens will save $2.1 million against the cap with this move. 

Wormley became expendable following Baltimore's acquisition of Calais Campbell from the Jacksonville Jaguars

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Ravens also signed defensive tackle Michael Brockers to a three-year deal worth $30 million. 

The Steelers needed to add depth on their defensive line, especially after Javon Hargrave agreed to a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, per ESPN's Adam Schefter

Cameron Heyward, Isaiah Buggs, Dan McCullers and Tyson Alualu were Pittsburgh's only defensive linemen under contract prior to the acquisition of Wormley.

A third-round draft pick in 2017, Wormley established himself as a key piece of Baltimore's line rotation. The 26-year-old started a career-high seven games last season and recorded 33 combined tackles, six quarterback hits and 1.5 sacks.

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