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Ravens sign Alejandro Villanueva to a two-year, $14 million deal with $8 million guaranteed

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Alejandro Villanueva has officially signed with the Ravens on a two-year, $14 million deal with $8 million fully guaranteed, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The Ravens were previously reported to be closing in on a deal with Villanueva but wanted to wait until after May 3 so it wouldn't be a part of the compensatory formula.

Villanueva started 90 of 96 games at left tackle for the Steelers since 2015 and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2017 and 2018. Villanueva didn't play at a Pro Bowl level the last two seasons, however, and his play noticeably dropped in 2020. All you have to do is watch the Week 15 game against the Bengals when Carl Lawson just absolutely dominated him all game.

Villanueva turns 33 in September and a two-year $14 million deal with $8 guaranteed was an amount that the Steelers were just not going to offer. They'll instead go with Chuks Okorafor at left tackle and Zach Banner at right tackle, and try to develop fourth-round pick Dan Moore Jr. out of Texas A&M.

Villanueva is projected to be the starting right tackle in Baltimore, so that means he'll line up against T.J. Watt twice a year.

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