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Willie Henry signs deal with Ravens worth an expected $2.72 million

May 6, 2016

ANN ARBOR — Willie Henry’s signed, sealed and delivered to the Baltimore Ravens.

The Ravens announced several rookie contract signings Friday, including a deal with the former Michigan defensive tackle.

Per the NFL’s rookie salary slot chart, Henry’s deal should be worth a total of $2.72 million — if the deal is indeed the standard four-year rookie contract.

Henry would be due a 2016 base salary of $450,000 with a signing bonus of $383,393.

An early entrant into this year’s draft, Henry blossomed into one of the anchors of Michigan’s top five defensive last season as a player who lined up inside at tackle and outside at end through the 2015 campaign.

The 6-foot-3, 311-pound Henry racked up 34 tackles and 6 1/2 sacks (10 tackles for loss) in 13 starts up front for the Wolverines last season. Over three years, Henry had 86 tackles, 10 sacks and 18 1/2 tackles for loss.

An All-Big Ten honorable mention selection last season, Henry was known as one of the strongest players on Michigan’s roster throughout his career — which began with a redshirt season in 2012.

He’ll now move from Jim Harbaugh to John Harbaugh this season.

“It’s going to be great. Two great coaches that know what they’re talking about, they’ve got great schemes,” Henry said this past weekend. “I’m so excited right now, I can’t wait to play for another coach Harbaugh.

“I’m ecstatic.”

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