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When we looked at which XFL players the Baltimore Ravens could be interested in, we never put a long snapper on the list. Yet, that’s exactly who the Ravens are bringing in, signing former Tampa Bay Vipers long snapper Authentic Nick Moore Jersey, according to ESPN’s Field Yates and The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec.

While most fans think about early free-agent signings as big names and immediate starters, this certainly isn’t the case. In reality, this is likely just Baltimore filling out their roster and bringing in a little competition to keep things fresh. The Ravens have had Morgan Cox as their long snapper for the last 10 years as a crucial part of what the players call “the wolfpack” — punter Sam Koch, kicker Justin Tucker and Cox.

Moore is Baltimore’s first XFL signing. With the league initially suspending play and then stopping the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, XFL players are able to sign with NFL teams. It also marks a connection to the Ravens in a different way as Moore’s coach with the Vipers was former Baltimore offensive coordinator Marc Trestman.

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Trading for Calais Campbell Was ‘Perfect’ Move

With the free agency frenzy having subsided, pundits have come out with their grades for the various moves. The Ravens acquiring defensive end Calais Campbell from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a 2020 fifth-round pick and signing him to a one-year contract extension through 2021 continues to get rave reviews.

NFL.com’s Adam Schein placed the move at No. 3 on his list of the most impactful signings or trades this offseason, behind only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signing Tom Brady and the Arizona Cardinals trading for DeAndre Hopkins.

“The perfect player going to the perfect team in the perfect city at the perfect time,” Schein wote. “Campbell is a sensational person and teammate. The five-time Pro Bowler is an excellent, versatile, selfless defensive lineman who makes everyone around him better. What a boost to a unit that already was quite imposing. … Baltimore fans are brilliant. They appreciate great players in the trenches. They are going to adore Campbell.”

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Finally, Calais Campbell’s numbers are in:

2yrs, $25M, with a $10M Signing Bonus and base salaries of $5M (2020) and $10M (2021). His Cap #’s are $10M (2020) and $15M (2021). Deal reportedly includes $2M in incentives.

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NFL.com’s Marc Sessler gave the Ravens an “A” for the trade.

“Consider that Baltimore stole Campbell with a fifth-round pick earned through last season’s trade of prospect-kicker Kaare Vedvik to Minnesota. Now consider what’s left of Jacksonville’s once-proud defense,” Sessler wrote. “We’re looking at two organizations that approach the team-building process from entirely different points of reality.”

Pro Football Focus’ Anthony Treash wrote that the Ravens improved their main weakness in a big way — literally and figuratively — by landing the 6-foot-8, 300-pound Authentic Calais Campbell Jersey.

“Sending a fifth-round pick for the second-most valuable defensive lineman since 2016 behind only Aaron Donald? Sign me up,” Treash wrote. “In each of the past four seasons, Campbell has produced elite 90.0-plus PFF grades and was great as both a run-defender and a pass-rusher. Baltimore’s biggest flaw from last year was its defensive front and, specifically, its ability to generate consistent pressure. The Ravens ranked just 27th as a team in PFF pass-rush grade, but with Campbell, it’s a given that’ll be improved on in 2020.”

On a side note, the Ravens earned a B-plus for trading tight end Hayden Hurst and a 2020 fourth-round pick to Atlanta for the Falcons’ 2020 second- and fifth-round picks.

Patrick Onwuasor, Josh Bynes Departures Leave Void at Inside Linebacker

Inside linebacker remains the biggest question mark for the Ravens, and it looks like Patrick Onwuasor and Josh Bynes won’t be returning to provide any answers. One day after Bynes reportedly signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, Onwuasor agreed to a deal with the New York Jets, according to NFL Network’s Rapoport.

There was speculation that free agents Bynes and/or Onwuasor, who were part of a three-man rotation at inside linebacker for the Ravens last season, could be re-signed. It turns out Authentic L.J. Fort Jersey– a midseason acquisition who signed a two-year contract extension in November – will be the only returning regular.

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My understanding is Josh Bynes’ 1-year deal with Bengals will be under the amount needed to qualify for comp pick. And sounds like Patrick Onwuasor’s deal w/Jets is borderline. So looks like Ravens either are looking at a 7th-round comp pick or none at all.

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Bynes, originally signed by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2011, returned to Baltimore in Week 5 last year and played a significant role in the defense’s turnaround. Onwuasor, a starter for the Ravens at weakside linebacker in 2017 and 2018, struggled early in 2019 after moving to middle linebacker to replace C.J. Mosley.

In addition to Fort, the Ravens have Chris Board and Otaro Alaka, who are both young and unproven, at inside linebacker.

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“The Ravens can still address the position through the draft, and they’ve shown they don’t need an every-down player in the middle of the defense to serve as anchor,” Penn Live’s Aaron Kasinitz wrote. “Down the stretch of last season, safety Chuck Clark wore the communication device to relay play calls and often moved into the box as a de facto linebacker.

“With Clark still in the fold, Baltimore might not view inside linebacker as a huge priority. But as Onwuasor prepares to begin anew with the Jets, the Ravens still must decide how to fill out their linebacking rotation.”

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Positions the Ravens Should Stock Up On

Ravens Wire’s Matthew Stevens noted that the Ravens have done a good job throughout their history of keeping their eye on the future in addition to addressing their immediate needs. With that in mind, Stevens identified six positions the Ravens should stock up on.

Here are some excerpts:

Running back: “With such a run-heavy offense, keeping a steady flow of talent at running back will allow the Ravens to keep chugging forward for even more years.”

Safety: “While they have Chuck Clark signed to a three-year extension and Earl Thomas III signed through 2022, there isn’t much depth behind them. … Thomas will turn 31 years old in just a few months and has already played 10 years in the NFL. As we’ve seen far too often in football, guys can suddenly drop off physically and be a shadow of their former selves, meaning a clock is constantly ticking here for the Ravens.”

Cornerback: “Even with two Pro Bowl starters in Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters as well as Tavon Young on the inside, Baltimore has learned to not rest on their laurels when it comes to their secondary.”

Defensive line: “For all the help the Ravens added to their defensive line this offseason, none of their signings and trades were long-term options. … It’s clear Baltimore wants a stout defensive line and they’ve got it — for now. Finding some guys that can step into starting roles in two years would help them transition a lot easier and smoother.”

Outside linebacker: “This is both an immediate need and a long-term one for the Ravens. But even in the best-case scenario where Baltimore is able to sign Matthew Judon to a contract extension and grab an immediate starting outside linebacker in the 2020 NFL Draft, they still need to think about the future and more depth.”

Tight end: “With the trade of Hayden Hurst, this is also one of the team’s lesser immediate needs as well. But if they kept an eye towards the future and picked up a developmental prospect who could potentially replace either Nick Boyle or Mark Andrews in the next few years, that wouldn’t be a bad idea either.”

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During a time where the current state of sports seems uncertain, Late for Work is a constant you can continue to count on. With that in mind, we’ve got plenty of free agency talk to get into.

Who Will Stay and Who Will Go?

The NFL’s new league year will start this week as planned, and the Ravens’ front office has moves to make (or not make) on impending unrestricted free agents. The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec took a shot at predicting which free agents will stay and who will go.

I highlighted five of the most notable decisions outside of Matthew Judon, who was tagged on Friday.

Michael Pierce

Analysis: Pierce is expected to become a free agent for the first time in this career. He will be one of the top interior defensive linemen available following four seasons in Baltimore and could command 8 to 10 million a year annually in a new contract.

Zrebiec’s Prediction: “The bet here is Pierce will get a pretty significant free-agent contract elsewhere. However, the Ravens will monitor his situation and if Pierce doesn’t get the offers he is seeking, he could return.”

Jimmy Smith

Analysis: Despite only playing nine games last season, Smith was a key piece to one of the league’s top secondaries. He’s only played a full 16-game season twice in his nine-year career, and Eric DeCosta said at the Combine that he expects the veteran cornerback to test the free-agent market.

Zrebiec’s Prediction: “Two months ago, I would have predicted that Smith would be back, largely because of the relationships he has in the building and the ongoing contract talks. But there is a divide with what the Ravens are offering Smith and what he’ll get on the open market. If the money is close, Smith will likely stay, but I don’t see the money being close. Smith is a top-five free agent corner and he’ll get paid as such.”

Patrick Onwuasor

Analysis: Onwuasor started six games last season following standout campaigns in 2017 and 2018. The former undrafted linebacker is a versatile defender but fell behind playing time to L.J. Fort and Josh Bynes.

Zrebiec’s Prediction: “Onwuasor can help a defense if used correctly. His transformation from an undrafted college safety into a play-making linebacker on a top-ranked defense was a nice story, even if it had a disappointing ending. Both sides seem ready to move on.”

Seth Roberts

Analysis: After signing a one-year deal, Roberts totaled 271 yards and two touchdowns last season. He served as a veteran target for Lamar Jackson, but the Ravens have a young core at wide receiver and tight end.

Zrebiec’s Prediction: “Roberts did some positive things despite not getting regular opportunities in the passing game. However, the Ravens want to make some changes with their receiving group and that doesn’t bode well for a Roberts return.”

Chris Moore

Analysis: Moore contributed primarily on special teams last season. He caught just three passes for 21 yards, and never found a consistent role as a receiver in the offense.

Zrebiec’s Prediction: “For much of 2019, Moore wore the look of a player who needs a change of scenery. I’m not sure if the Ravens are interested in re-signing him and I suspect Moore will look elsewhere even if they are.”

Report: Re-Signing Jihad Ward a ‘Sneaky-Good’ Move

Along with De’Anthony Thomas, the Ravens have reportedly finalized a deal to retain defensive end Jihad Ward, according to Zrebiec.

Ravens still getting some work done on signing their own pending free agents. Per sources, they’re finalizing a deal with OLB/DE Jihad Ward who played well for them after he was picked up last year.

— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) March 14, 2020
Ward was one of Eric DeCosta’s mid-season additions in 2019. He totaled seven tackles, four quarterback hits, and one sack in 11 games.

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“Much of his value couldn’t be measured in the box score, though,” Baltimore Beatdown’s Frank Platko wrote. “At 6-foot-5 and 287 pounds, Ward has the size and athleticism to play both inside and out, which proved to be valuable on a front seven that lacked many versatile nor dynamic athletes … Regardless, it’s a sneaky-good move by DeCosta to retain Ward’s services before the start of free agency.”

Ward helped a Ravens defense that had more questions than answers four weeks into the season. He was an underrated asset in Wink Martindale’s defense and would provide depth and versatility to the front seven.

“After starting last season with just five players on the roster, Baltimore was hit with injuries and saw lackluster play at times, forcing them to bring in Ward, Peko and Ellis in the middle of the season,” Ravens Wire’s Matthew Stevens wrote. “Currently, the Ravens have just two defensive ends on the roster — Chris Wormley and Authentic Ufomba Kamalu Jersey — and with Pierce among Baltimore’s pending free agents, they’d be a little thin in the trenches if the season were to start right now.”

Ravens Reportedly ‘Involved’ in Talks With Christian Kirksey

One way the Ravens can attack free agency is by targeting players who’ve been released. These cap casualties don’t count against the compensatory pick formula, and former Cleveland Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey could be a target.

According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the Ravens have been “involved” in communications with Kirksey, but no visit has happened.

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Kirksey has reportedly already visited the Las Vegas Raiders, Buffalo Bills, and Green Bay Packers.

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“At 27, Kirksey could have some of his best football ahead of him,” Sports Illustrated’s Todd Karpovich wrote. “The former third-round pick from Iowa was productive over his first six seasons, finishing with 286 tackles and six sacks over the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Kirksey is also effective in pass coverage. He is active in the local community, which is an area of pride for the Ravens.”

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Kirksey was one of the NFL’s top linebackers during those two years, but his health has become a concern. He’s played in just nine games over the last two seasons. Those lingering issues could be a red flag for the Ravens, who have a limited amount of cap space to work with.

On the flip side, it may give the Ravens a chance to target Kirksey on a “prove-it” deal, but they could also address the position early in the draft with options like Oklahoma’s Kenneth Murray and LSU’s Patrick Queen.

“The interest [from others] could also drive up his price,” Karpovich wrote. “The Ravens would likely be interested in talking with Kirksey because he would fill an area of need. Still, DeCosta might be wary of the injuries and could go in a different direction.”

How the New Collective Bargaining Agreement Affects Lamar Jackson

We’ve got football for at least another 10 years after NFL players and league owners approved the new collective bargaining agreement on Sunday. The main highlights include a 17-game season and an expanded playoff field, but some wrinkles could affect Jackson’s next contract.

Under the new CBA, there’s no financial distinction between fifth-year options. Instead, “everyone’s fifth-year option will be based on performance and can be as high as the franchise tag number for his position,” ESPN’s Dan Graziano wrote.

New CBA will benefit Lamar Jackson if he reaches his 5th-year option in 2022 without a new deal:

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— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) March 15, 2020
Players on their rookie deals are eligible for extensions following their third season, but it could benefit Jackson if he were to reach his fifth-year option. The option is also now fully guaranteed.

Here’s a look at some other interesting tidbits of the new CBA:

  • Practice squad rosters will increase from 10 to 12 players in 2020 and 2021, and 14 in 2022.
  • Teams can activate two practice-squad players per week.
  • A player activated to the 55-man roster could be sent back to the practice squad twice before having to clear waivers.
  • Second-round draft picks will be eligible for the proven performance escalator pay program. Players picked outside of the first round will be eligible for escalators based on Pro Bowl selections.

Quick Hits

“I think he’s going to end up in the Hall of Fame,” Tony Kornheiser said about a recently retired Marshal Yanda.
“That’s why franchising Judon, which they officially did Friday, was viewed as a formality,” Zrebiec wrote. “The tough decision was always going to be what comes next, because franchising Judon doesn’t guarantee that he’ll be on the 2020 roster.”
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— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) March 15, 2020
Roby is four years younger than Jimmy Smith and he’s been more durable too, but this is probably a pretty good indication that quality CBs will do well on the FA market. Doesn’t bode well for a Smith return to Ravens. https://t.co/DsLi2frnvG

— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) March 16, 2020

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — This wasn’t the trade many anticipated the Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars would make, but it’s one that could go down as the biggest steal in Ravens history.

Baltimore acquired Jacksonville defensive end Authentic Calais Campbell Jersey on Sunday for a 2020 fifth-round pick they got from Minnesota for Kaare Vedvik, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. Basically, the Ravens added a five-time Pro Bowl defender and one of the NFL’s most consistent pass-rushers for a draft pick they received for a backup kicker who lasted three weeks with the Vikings.

The bigger splash, of course, would’ve been if Baltimore somehow pried away young edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue from Jacksonville, something for which many Ravens fans had hoped. But that shouldn’t diminish the Ravens filling a massive need with a massive game-wrecker in Campbell, who represents a better value and overall fit.

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Last season, the Ravens had virtually no pass rush on the interior of the defensive line. Baltimore’s defensive linemen totaled four sacks in 2019, the fewest by any team.

So, Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta called one of his best friends in the business, Jaguars counterpart Dave Caldwell. Baltimore allowed Jacksonville to unload $15 million in salary and got a monster in the middle in return.

When it’s a passing down in the AFC North, Baker Mayfield, Ben Roethlisberger and perhaps Joe Burrow will line up and see 6-foot-8, 300-pound Campbell staring back at them. Campbell is one of four players with at least 80 sacks and 30 batted passes over the past 10 seasons.

The last time the Ravens had someone with Campbell’s size, athleticism and proven production was Trevor Pryce. Since Pryce’s departure a decade ago, no Baltimore defensive lineman has totaled more than six sacks in a season.

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The biggest concerns with Campbell are his age and a decline in sacks production. Campbell will be 34 when the season starts, and his sacks have gone from 14.5 to 10.5 to 6.5 over the past three seasons.

But this is exactly the short-term deal you make for a big-name talent when you’re a team like the Ravens, who have quarterback Authentic Lamar Jackson Jersey under a rookie contract for a few more years.

Durability has been one of Campbell’s strengths, even in his 30s. He has started 90 consecutive games, and his 3,859 snaps is the seventh most by a defensive lineman over the past five seasons.

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Campbell was effective last season, even though he recorded his fewest sacks since 2015. He ranked fourth in best pass rush win rate (16.4%) among players with 200-plus double-teams. The only others who fared better were Aaron Donald (23.5%), Grady Jarrett (21.3%) and Chris Jones (18.4%).

Upgrading the pass rush is Baltimore’s top priority this offseason. The Ravens managed a league-low nine sacks from their four-man rush in 2019, which is why defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale had to creatively manufacture pressure with the most blitzes in the NFL. Baltimore was blitzing defensive backs so frequently that cornerback Brandon Carr finished fourth on the team in quarterback hits.

The Ravens see Campbell complementing Jackson in a way. As DeCosta noted at the NFL combine, Jackson and the NFL’s highest-scoring offense repeatedly jumped out to big leads, which forced teams to go into catch-up mode and pass the ball. If the Ravens face similar scenarios in 2020, they can attack quarterbacks with Campbell in the middle, newly franchise-tagged Matthew Judon off the edge and a secondary with as much talent as any team in the league.

The addition of Campbell is an essential piece for Baltimore’s front seven this offseason, but it’s certainly not the last. The Ravens will look to find a starting middle linebacker, another edge rusher and interior defensive lineman through free agency, their eight draft picks or perhaps even another trade.

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There’s a possibility the Jaguars would’ve cut Campbell and Baltimore could’ve signed him in free agency. But it wasn’t worth the risk, especially not when the cost was a pick the Ravens got for a backup kicker.

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens haven’t officially finalized a three-year, $30 million deal with defensive lineman Authentic Michael Brockers Jersey because of an issue with his ankle, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Baltimore is still hoping to sign Brockers but it could involve reworking the deal, a source added. An independent doctor expressed concern over Brockers’ left ankle, which he injured in the 2019 season finale. Due to the coronavirus, the Ravens’ doctors have been unable to examine him.

Brockers’ agent acknowledged that the coronavirus situation has slowed down the signing process, telling the NFL Network, “I’m very confident Michael will be announced as a Raven this week.”

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Brockers, 29, reached an agreement in principle with Baltimore on March 16, the first day of the NFL’s negotiating period. But this remains the only deal the Ravens have yet to announce.

Without Brockers, the Ravens would be thin on the defensive line. Brockers was added to replace free-agent defensive tackle Michael Pierce, who has since signed with the Minnesota Vikings. Baltimore also traded defensive end Chris Wormley to the Pittsburgh Steelers this week.

Baltimore expressed interest in defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Wednesday before he reached an agreement to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to the NFL Network.

The most recent reported time the Ravens had a medical problem with a free agent was March 2018, when Baltimore voided a four-year, $29 million agreement with wide receiver Ryan Grant after he failed a physical due to an ankle injury. Grant later signed with the Indianapolis Colts, and Baltimore brought in Michael Crabtree.

Brockers has been one of the more durable defensive linemen in the league. He hasn’t missed a game since October 2016, starting 57 consecutive games.

The No. 14 overall pick in 2012, Brockers was one of the longest-tenured Rams and played a key role along their defensive line. He started all 16 games last season, making a career-high 63 tackles with three sacks.

In the 2019 finale, Brockers hurt his ankle in the second half and was carted off the field. He told reporters after the game that he didn’t need surgery.

The Athletic was the first to report that the Ravens had concerns about Brockers’ ankle.

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Former Vanderbilt edge defender Stephen Weatherly will sign a two-year, $12.5 million deal with the Carolina Panthers, his agent Blake Baratz announced Monday on Twitter. Weatherly played four seasons for the Minnesota Vikings after they selected him in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Weatherly, 25 years old, played in 49 games over his tenure with the Vikings, starting seven. He has six sacks, 13 tackles for loss and 67 tackles over that span. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder will join a Carolina defense that ranked 23rd in the NFL in yards per play allowed a year ago. Baratz didn’t announce how much of the contract will be guaranteed.

At Vanderbilt, Weatherly started as a 4-3 defensive end under former coach James Franklin before transitioning to a 3-4 outside starting in 2014 when Derek Mason took over. He has 11 1/2 sacks and 26 tackles for loss in 30 career games, entering the draft after his redshirt junior season in 2015. Weatherly was a 3-star prospect in the 2012 class, ranking No. 815 nationally by the 247Sports Composite. Vanderbilt’s 2012 class also included current New England Patriots defensive tackle Adam Butler and Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Authentic Will Holden Jersey — Holden was originally selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2017 draft.

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“Congratulations Stephen,” Baratz wrote on Twitter. “I am proud of you and I know the best is yet to come. Charlotte, @Panthers fans, you got a great one. You have a huge heart and will have an instant impact on that community. Minnesota will miss you dearly.”

The NFL’s legal tampering period opened Monday, and many free agents have already reportedly agreed to deals. Wednesday marks the first day when free agents can actually sign their contracts.

Wide receiver Jordan Matthews is another Vanderbilt alum on the market this offseason. Houston Texans linebacker Zach Cunningham and Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt’s two most prominent alums currently in the league, aren’t free agents until 2021 and 2022, respectively.

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens re-signed cornerback Jimmy Smith to a one-year deal on Monday, keeping one of the NFL’s most talented secondaries intact.

Smith can earn up to $6 million this season, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Ravens once again have four first-round picks in the defensive backfield in Smith, cornerbacks Authentic Marlon Humphrey Jersey and Authentic Marcus Peters Jersey, and safety Authentic Earl Thomas Jersey. Last season, Baltimore ranked sixth in pass defense (207.2 yards) and second in lowest passer rating allowed (77.5).

Smith, 31, will rotate with Peters and Humphrey on the outside, and Authentic Tavon Young Jersey will line up in the slot. In nine games, Smith made one interception and broke up six passes, allowing an impressive 62.8 passer rating on throws in his direction.

The expectation was Smith would sign elsewhere when he hit free agency for the first time. But the Ravens surprisingly brought him back by continuing to invest in their pass defense.

“He’s a dominant corner when he’s healthy and he’s right,” Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale said toward the end of the regular season.

The long-standing challenge for Smith has been staying on the field. Injuries and suspensions have consistently derailed him during his nine-year career and kept Smith from being a Pro Bowl player. A 2011 first-round pick, Smith has been sidelined for one-fourth of the the regular-season games in his career (a total of 37 games missed) and missed six games last season because of a sprained knee.

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Brynden Trawick has made another return to the Ravens.

After being released Saturday when the roster was trimmed to 53 players, Trawick has re-signed with Baltimore. He replaces rookie cornerback Iman Marshall, who was placed on the injured reserve list.

Marshall, a fourth-round pick from USC, missed most of the preseason. But since he was on the initial 53-man roster, he will be eligible to return Week 9.

Trawick, a 29-year-old defensive back, is valued for his special teams ability and will likely see action in that capacity in the Sept. 8 regular-season opener against the Miami Dolphins. He made the Ravens as an undrafted free agent from Troy in 2013 and spent his first three NFL seasons in Baltimore.

In 2016, Trawick signed with the Oakland Raiders and led them with 14 special teams tackles. He went to the Tennessee Titans in 2017, leading them with a career-high 17 special teams tackles and making his first Pro Bowl. After playing for Tennessee in 2018, Trawick signed with the Ravens in August.

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Abundance of Youth Has Ravens in Good Shape for Present and Future

The Ravens got younger this offseason, and in doing so it appears the defending AFC North champions have put themselves in good position for success both now and for years to come.

“It’s a golden age for the Ravens in a way,” Ravens Wire’s Matthew Stevens wrote. “They were a playoff team last year and are looking to build on that success both immediately and for the long term through their core of young talent. … The Ravens are stacked with talent at or under 25 years old. It’s a great spot to be in as Baltimore looks to march into the next era of football and remain competitive.”

Ebony Bird’s Chris Schisler expressed a similar opinion about the state of the Ravens.

“The Ravens were rebuilding the team this year. That doesn’t mean they don’t want to win now,” Schisler wrote. “[Ravens Head Coach] John Harbaugh has every intention of punching another ticket to the playoffs. It’s a competitive rebuild that the Ravens have started to accomplish. It’s about 2019 and it’s about the future as well.”
Stevens listed 17 players on the roster between the ages of 22-25 who either made significant contributions last year or are expected to do so this season.

“That’s all before counting on the rookies, with a number who will definitely contribute in their first seasons,” Stevens wrote. “Several of these players are primed for breakout seasons this year.”

The Ravens have built the offense around second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson and surrounded him with exciting, young skill position players such as rookie wide receivers Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and Miles Boykin, rookie running back Justice Hill, and second-year players such as tight ends Mark Andrews and Hayden Hurst.
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Left tackle Ronnie Stanley, 25, and right tackle Orlando Brown Jr., 23, are cornerstones on the offensive line, and rookie guard Ben Powers could compete for a starting job. On Stevens’ predictions for the 53-man roster, guard Marshal Yanda, 34, is the only offensive player over 30.

“Ronnie Stanley is going into a contract year. He was drafted in 2016 and he could be a player that the Ravens will invest in next offseason,” Schisler wrote. “Stanley is one of the better left tackles in the league and he is entering the prime of his career. On the other end, Orlando Brown Jr. is just entering his second season.

“Ben Powers was a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He has potential not only to start in 2019, but for years to come. From the quarterback position all the way through to the offensive line, the Ravens have a young offense.”

The Ravens got younger on the defensive side of the ball as well, although some of it was not of their choosing, as Stevens noted. Eric Weddle was released, while fellow veterans Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosley and Za’Darius Smith left via free agency.

“Those losses will undoubtedly be felt this season but helped push the Ravens to get younger on a quickly-aging defense,” Stevens wrote. “Even though both were just 27 years old, the loss of Mosley and Smith opened up opportunities for younger players to step up.
“Kenny Young (24), Patrick Onwuasor (26) and Chris Board (23) are fighting to help replace Mosley this season. Tyus Bowser (24) and Tim Williams (25) are among the outside linebackers trying to replace Suggs and Smith. Even Weddle’s replacement, the 30-year-old Earl Thomas, is four years younger.”

Another key player on defense is Marlon Humphrey (22). Entering his third season, Humphrey – who was named one of Pro Football Focus’ top 25 players under 25 – has developed into a shutdown cornerback.
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“A top-tier defense with a top secondary should help the Ravens win now while an offense that gets to grow up together can start helping them as well,” Schisler wrote. “This is only the beginning.”

Having so many young players has put the Ravens in good shape regarding the salary cap. According to Over The Cap, the Ravens are estimated to have $52.695 million in salary cap space next year, which would rank 12th in the league. That should help Baltimore bolster an already strong, young roster.
“That extra cap space will eventually have to go to young players like Humphrey in order to keep them,” Stevens wrote. “But the teams most often found going deep in the postseason are the ones getting the most from the players still on rookie deals. Baltimore has set themselves up for a golden age by making some tough calls over the last few offseasons.”

Thomas Expected to Have Big Impact

Despite the abundance of youth on the team, the Ravens are not devoid of strong veterans. At the top of the list is Thomas, who was identified by NFL Network’s Maurice Jones-Drew as the defensive player who will have the biggest impact on his new team.

“This guy is the closest thing to Ed Reed that the Ravens have had since Ed Reed,” Jones-Drew said. “That is going to be a game-changer.”

 

Jones-Drew’s colleague, Nate Burleson, agreed.

“When he’s healthy, I don’t think there’s another safety that can go north and south full-speed downhill, put his shoulder right in the middle of the chest of a running back, wide receiver, tight end, or east to west, and that’s important, him going sideline to sideline,” Burleson said.
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Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox selected the six-time Pro Bowl safety as the Ravens’ biggest standout of the offseason. Thomas, whose 2018 season with the Seattle Seahawks was cut short after suffering a broken leg in Week 4, has shown no signs of the injury in offseason workouts.

“Given the fact that he’s coming off a broken leg and is new to the Baltimore Ravens … there was never a guarantee that he’d immediately be an offseason standout. Fortunately for Baltimore, he has,” Knox wrote. “Thomas was one of the biggest offseason acquisitions for any team this offseason, and he appears poised to make an immediate impact for the Ravens.”
Oddsmakers Don’t View Ravens As a Likely Playoff Team

The Ravens have been a polarizing team with the pundits this offseason. Some have ranked the Ravens among the league’s most improved teams and predicted they’ll be in the thick of the AFC North race, while others see the team as having taken a step back.

The oddsmakers have taken the latter viewpoint. The Ravens are listed at plus-185 to make the playoffs in the updated odds by Caesars Entertainment, the official casino partner of the NFL. Sixteen teams have better odds than the Ravens, including AFC North rivals the Cleveland Browns (minus-130) and Pittsburgh Steelers (minus-110).

Also not high on the Ravens’ chances this season is Touchdown Wire’s Michael Colangelo, who tabbed the Ravens as the 2018 playoff team most likely to miss the playoffs in 2019.

“The Ravens play in one of the toughest divisions in the NFL,” Colangelo wrote. “The Browns are expected to make the playoffs this year. The Steelers are always good and get to play the ‘no one believed in us’ card this year. The Bengals have a veteran defense and what may be an offensive guru as a head coach (Zac Taylor) — he did come from the Sean McVay tree.

“Unless Lamar Jackson has improved dramatically in the passing game then Baltimore could be in some trouble. Teams got a look at their running game last year and may be a little more prepared. The Ravens also lost some key pieces on defense, but they did add Earl Thomas and he’s pretty good.”

All of this probably brings great joy to Harbaugh, who has made it clear that he likes when pundits underestimate the team.

“Tell everybody how bad we are,” Harbaugh told the media after practice a few weeks ago. “That’s what I’m rooting for. It helps us.”

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Ravens first-round draft pick Marquise “Hollywood” Brown was born two weeks before his due date weighing five pounds, six ounces.

Being the biggest guy in class growing up wasn’t Brown’s destiny. But in football, he has consistently measured up.

One of college football’s most explosive wide receivers at Oklahoma, Brown excelled with speed, change-of-direction, toughness, and smarts. His penchant for playmaking endeared him to the Ravens, who were undeterred by his smallish 5-foot-9, 166-pound frame. The Ravens believe Brown will bring some Hollywood to their offense as a quick-strike weapon, and they acted on that belief by selecting him 25th overall Thursday night, the first wide receiver taken in the NFL Draft.

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At his introductory press conference Friday, Brown made it clear he wasn’t concerned with being the first wide receiver drafted. He is more concerned with getting to the end zone, as often as he can.

“I’ve been watching the Ravens growing up,” Brown said. “I know the tradition here. I know the standard here, and I’m ready to come in and make a difference right away. Playoff run last year, I’m looking to help this team make it farther than that. So, I’m just glad to be here, glad to be a Raven, and glad to get started.”
Brown had gaudy numbers at Oklahoma last season, 75 catches for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging 17.1 yards per catch. As much as the Ravens talk about running the football next season, they also want an offense that is less methodical and more explosive. New Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman believes Brown will be a key piece in the Ravens’ attack. Brown has tremendous speed, not just straight-line speed, but elusive moves that allow him to evade tacklers after making the catch.

What was Roman’s reaction when Ravens General Manager Eric DeCosta made the Brown pick official?

“I was accused of having a beaming smile on my face,” Roman said.

“We can play him inside, outside, short, deep, all kinds of things, and we’re really only limited by our imagination. He brings that kind of versatility to the Ravens. So, very thrilled. I would just close in saying that on his visit, I got an incredible feel, I think, as did a lot of people, about just the grit and toughness and competitiveness that really emanated from him and what you’re looking for. So, can’t wait to get to work with him.”

Brown was accompanied at the press conference by his sister Shanice and his mother, Shannon James, who said Brown was always fueled on the football field by talk about his lack of size.
“Maybe he used it to show people you can’t just a book by its cover,” James said. “That fuel drives him. Those are just words people are saying but his talent speaks for itself.”

Brown grew up in Hollywood, Fla., hence his nickname. However, he began his college career at a junior college, College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif., after drawing little interest from Division I schools.

His mother wasn’t surprised when Brown cried Thursday night after hearing his named called.

“Just thinking about the whole struggle to get here where he is today,” James said. “I think it just all hit him at one time.”

James said she could never keep Brown away from football. At two years old, he had a Dan Marino Miami Dolphins jersey that he often refused to take off. Now Brown is looking to take off with the Ravens. He is still recovering from Lisfranc foot surgery, but he has already started running, and Brown and the Ravens feel he will be on the field for training camp.
David Culley, Ravens Wide Receivers/Assistant Head Coach, thinks Brown will be up to speed when the regular season begins.

“He’ll still be with us doing everything that we do in the classroom,” Culley said. “He’ll be on the field watching and watching our guys that are already here doing certain things, and just learning the playbook. I have no doubt that when it comes time for him to be ready to go, he’ll be ready to go.”

Brown sounds ready. He was no longer emotional Friday, just excited to get started.

“I told myself, ‘I’m not going to cry up there,’ but I don’t know how that happened,” Brown said. “It’s just a testament to everything I’ve been through and just all the hard work, but I know it’s just the beginning.”