Welcome to the Ravens’ free-agency tracker, which will likely be up to date all through the offseason.
With the NFL’s new league 12 months starting Wednesday at 4 p.m., groups can formally announce signings and trades. Here’s a rundown of who the Ravens have agreed to signal, who they’ve misplaced and who’s nonetheless on the open market:
Free agent losses
Tight finish Josh Oliver: The 25-year-old who spent the final two seasons in Baltimore and was one among workforce’s most improved gamers final season agreed to a three-year, $21 million cope with the Vikings on Monday, a supply confirmed to The Baltimore Sun.
A 3rd-round choose by the Jaguars in 2019 who was traded to the Ravens in March 2021, Oliver performed in all 17 video games final season, beginning 9 of them. In addition to being one of many league’s higher blockers, he additionally caught 14 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns.
In return, the Ravens are in line to get a compensatory sixth-round draft choose in 2024, per a system that takes under consideration a participant’s common wage per 12 months, taking part in time and awards. Compensatory picks received’t change into official till subsequent March.
With three-time Pro Bowl tight finish Mark Andrews and 2022 fourth-round picks Isaiah Likely and Charlie Kolar anticipated to characteristic extra subsequent season, Oliver turned expendable for the Ravens given their lack of cap area.
Left guard Ben Powers: After surprisingly profitable the beginning job final season and grading out as one of many NFL’s greatest blocking guards, the 2019 fourth-round pick of Oklahoma cashed in, agreeing to a four-year, $52 million cope with the Broncos, in response to a number of experiences.
The deal makes Powers one of many league’s highest paid gamers on the place for a Broncos workforce that’s seeking to rebound from a dismal 5-12 marketing campaign final season.
It additionally turned evident that the Ravens could be unlikely to afford the 26-year-old, with normal supervisor Eric DeCosta admitting as a lot in January.
Baltimore is ready as much as get a compensatory fourth-round draft choose in 2024 after shedding Powers. It additionally means their beginning left guard job might be up for grabs this summer time, with 2021 third-third choose Ben Cleveland having struggled with accidents and conditioning and restricted free agent Trystan Colon extra pure at heart.
- The Ravens utilized the nonexclusive franchise tag to Lamar Jackson final week, preserving their star quarterback off the free agent market however giving him a possibility to pursue a contract with one other workforce. Baltimore may have 5 days to match any supply sheet Jackson indicators, or they might let him stroll and obtain two first-round draft picks in change. The nonexclusive tag is about $32.4 million, and the transfer doesn’t preclude the Ravens from signing Jackson, 26, to an extension earlier than a July 17 deadline. It appears to point they’re assured they might match any supply he receives from one other workforce. Jackson is the eighth participant in Ravens historical past to be franchise-tagged, and several other of his predecessors, most just lately exterior linebacker Matthew Judon in 2020, have performed full seasons underneath the tag. But the Ravens have by no means been on this place with a quarterback.
- The Ravens reduce veteran defensive lineman Calais Campbell on Monday, creating $7 million in cap financial savings. Though the 36-year-old defensive lineman introduced final month that he would return for a sixteenth season within the league, the transfer was not a shocking one. Campbell, who was underneath contract for yet another season, had a $9.4 million cap hit in 2023 and was scheduled to earn a $2 million roster bonus and $4.5 million in wage. He was one of many league’s most constant defensive linemen final season and has lengthy been a revered voice within the locker room.
Unrestricted free brokers
Quarterback: Lamar Jackson
Running again: Kenyan Drake, Justice Hill
Wide receiver: Sammy Watkins, Demarcus Robinson
Offensive line: Ja’Wuan James
Defensive line: Brent Urban
Outside linebacker: Justin Houston, Jason Pierre-Paul, Steven Means, Vince Biegel
Cornerback: Marcus Peters, Kyle Fuller, Kevon Seymour, Daryl Worley
Restricted free brokers
Quarterback: Tyler Huntley
Offensive line: Trystan Colon
Inside linebacker: Kristian Welch
Outside linebacker: Del’Shawn Phillips
Safety: Geno Stone
Long snapper: Nick Moore
Exclusive rights free brokers
Safety: Ar’Darius Washington