Report: LB Patrick Queen lands 3-year, $41M deal with Steelers


Free-agent linebacker Patrick Queen, who spent his first four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, is joining the rival Pittsburgh Steelers on a three-year, $41 million contract, ESPN reported Tuesday.

A first-round pick of the Ravens in 2020, Queen signed a four-year, $12.1 million rookie contract that included a $6.4 million signing bonus. Baltimore declined his fifth-year option, which would have cost the team a guaranteed $12.7 million for the 2024 season.

Queen, 24, is coming off his first Pro Bowl campaign. He compiled a career-high 133 tackles along with 3.5 sacks, six quarterback hits, six pass breakups, a forced fumble and an interception.

Queen started in all 67 games the past four seasons. He totaled 454 tackles, 13.5 sacks, 33 quarterback hits, 15 pass breakups, five forced fumbles, four interceptions and a fumble return for a touchdown.