After looking like Michael Brockers had officially moved on and signed with the second team in his career, the Ravens and Brockers have officially broken off discussion and will not agree to a contract that was once reportedly agreed on per Adam Schefter.
Ravens said they now will not sign Michael Brockers after being unable to come to an agreement on terms of a contract.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 27, 2020
A late-season high-ankle sprain was the culprit in breaking up this contract as Brockers reportedly had his ankle flagged in the entry physical. The two parties could not agree on a contract-altering solution, so Brockers will remain a free agent and the Ravens will now be in the market for another defensive lineman after failing to sign Brockers whom they initially agreed upon a three-year deal worth $30 million with.
It’s worth mentioning that while A’Shawn Robinson has been signed by the Los Angeles Rams, the team is still in a hole on their defensive line depth wise after losing Brockers. One could suggest a return on a cheaper deal for Brockers while having Robinson man the nose tackle spot. Another to point out, this isn’t the Rams’ first rodeo if a return were to happen. Back in 2014, it looked as though the Rams had officially lost their former 2010 second-round pick, Rodger Saffold, to the Oakland Raiders on a five-year deal. However, Saffold reportedly flunked the physical and thus came back to the Rams shortly after. Now, there’s no question that Brockers having just agreed to $10 million per year will not want to take a lot less but this public flagging of his physical could make his market thin with only the Rams truly interested on a cheap one-year deal.
This is certainly a situation to monitor, as the Rams could definitely re-start negotiations with Brockers following this surprising turn of events.