The Ravens have signed fourth-round outside linebacker John Simon to a four-year deal. The Ravens, one of the first teams to begin signing draft picks, have struck a deal with another rookie, announcing the signing of outside linebacker John Simon on Tuesday. Last season, Simon recorded 44 tackles, 14.5 for losses and a career-high nine sacks. Simon is expected to compete for playing time at strongside outside linebacker behind Elvis Dumervil and Courtney Upshaw, and also for a role as a situational pass rusher and on special teams. The Ravens selected him toward the end of the fourth round . The deal includes base salaries of $405,000, $495,000, $585,000 and $675,000.