Ellerbe has reached an agreement with the Miami Dolphins on a multi-year contract, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
Ellerbe had been in talks with the Ravens throughout today, but they were unable to reach a compromise.
Now, Ellerbe heads to the Dolphins, a move that may cost incumbent linebacker Karlos Dansby his job.
This is a huge blow to the Ravens’ defense. Ellerber was expected to stick around and replace Ray Lewis, who’s now retired. I have never seen a Super Bowl champion lose so many key players in an offseason.
Update: Ellerbe’s contract is for 5-years, $35 million, per Jason La Canfora.