Flash forward to today and
After a successful stint with the 49ers and a disastrous four months with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after signing a four-year, $10.1 million contract this spring, Douglas was traded last week to the Ravens for a late-round 2009 draft pick and a conditional 2010 draft pick.
"I feel the love,"
"This is awesome. When I got the call that I was going back to
Upset at not being allowed by
"It has been crazy, but now you know the lay of the land, you know the streets, you know where to go,"
"It felt great to be out here with my teammates to go to war. Some memories came back. I received a few love taps from the Atlanta Falcons."
The Ravens were excited to acquire a blue-collar defensive lineman who plays like every snap could be his last. As a starter in
"He did all right," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "He had a crash course with Clarence Brooks. He remembered a lot of it and did real well."
At 6-foot-2, 292 pounds, D
For his career, he has 335 tackles and 19 sacks. He’s due a $1 million base salary this year and $2.4 million apiece in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
He has started 47 of the past 48 regular-season games for 49ers’ head coach and former Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Nolan.
"The one thing I love about Rex is he’s going to put you in good position to be successful,"
"That’s a lot more than I’ve had the past three years. When you step on that field, you had better know what you’re doing because there’s no room for error on that Ravens’ defense. It’s 1,000 times better to be here."
Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times and the Annapolis Capital.