Welcome to the Ravens’ free-agency tracker, which might be up to date all through the offseason.
As of the beginning of the NFL’s new league yr on March 15 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 additions
Quarterback Josh Johnson: The 37-year-old free agent quarterback has signed with the Ravens, the workforce introduced May 22. Johnson has performed for an NFL-record 14 groups and this marks his third time with the Ravens.
A fifth-round pick of San Diego by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008, he performed for Baltimore in 2021 and was on the roster throughout the 2016 offseason earlier than being launched that September. He additionally offers Baltimore a veteran presence in its quarterback room and can compete with Tyler Huntley, Anthony Brown and undrafted free agent Nolan Henderson for a backup function behind Lamar Jackson, who earlier this month signed a five-year extension price a reported $260 million.
Johnson has began 9 video games in his NFL profession, although groups had been simply 1-8 with him on the helm.
Center Sam Mustipher: The Ravens have been with no backup heart since Trystan Colon bolted for the New York Jets in free company this offseason, however they’ve now stuffed that emptiness with Mustipher.
Mustipher, who spent his first three years with the Chicago Bears, signed a reported one-year cope with the workforce May 15. It’s additionally a homecoming for the 26-year-old, who grew up in Owings Mills and starred at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney earlier than going to Notre Dame.
Undrafted out of Notre Dame in 2019, Mustipher surprisingly turned the Bears’ heart late within the 2020 season, beginning the final six video games of the yr. The following season, he began all 17 however struggled, with a Pro Football Focus grade of simply 51 for 2021. Though he improved final season, incomes a 63.4 mark from PFF, Mustipher was at greatest inconsistent, notably along with his go blocking. He was higher along with his run blocking, nevertheless, incomes a 65.5 grade from PFF for a Bears offensive line that had the seventh-best run blocking grade within the league in 2022.
Wide receiver Tarik Black: The Ravens added to their receiving corps on April 19, signing Black after he joined their observe squad in January.
Undrafted out of Texas in 2021, the 25-year-old has appeared in a single NFL recreation, with the Jets in 2022. He caught one go for 10 yards in New York after spending his rookie season on the Colts’ observe squad.
The 6-foot-3, 217-pound receiver started his faculty profession at Michigan earlier than transferring in 2020 to Texas, the place he had 10 catches for 240 yards and a landing in six video games.
Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.: The Ravens made their greatest splash of the offseason thus far on Easter Sunday with the signing of Beckham, a 30-year-old two-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowl choice.
The deal is for one yr and $15 million, with $13.835 million of that coming within the type of a signing bonus and $1.165 million in base wage and Beckham might make as much as $3 million extra in incentives, in line with a number of reviews.
Beckham’s addition is a much-needed enhance on a number of fronts. He joins a receiving corps that ranked final within the NFL in receiving yards in three of the final 4 years. He additionally has relationship with Jackson, one thing that would go a great distance towards the group smoothing issues over with Jackson, who final month requested to be traded 5 days earlier than the Ravens gave him a nonexclusive franchise tag that he has but to signal.
There are questions on Beckham’s well being, nevertheless. He missed all of final season whereas recovering from a torn ACL, the second of his profession, and he hasn’t performed in a recreation since Super Bowl 56 in February 2022. When wholesome, although, he has confirmed to be one of many league’s higher receivers. In 2021, he obtained a 76.5 grade from Pro Football Focus after catching 48 passes for 593 yards and 7 touchdowns in 12 video games. Over the course of eight years within the league, which included stints with the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns, Beckham has 531 profession catches for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns.
Linebacker Kristian Welch: A 24-year-old linebacker who performed virtually completely on particular groups final season, Welch re-signed with Baltimore on April 8, in line with ESPN’s Field Yates. He was an unrestricted free agent who wasn’t tendered by the Ravens.
Welch, who signed with Baltimore as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa in 2020, performed in all 17 video games final season and had three whole tackles. The 6-foot-3, 242-pound linebacker performed simply 4 snaps on protection final season and can seemingly serve in the same particular groups function in 2023.
Last season, the Ravens ranked third within the NFL in particular groups effectivity, in line with Football Outsiders’ DVOA.
Wide receiver Nelson Agholor: The Ravens addressed one in all their greatest areas of want March 24, agreeing to a cope with the free agent vast receiver. The one-year contract is price as much as $6.25 million, in line with a number of reviews.
Agholor, who will flip 30 in May, offers Baltimore and Jackson a much-needed deep menace after spending the previous two seasons with the New England Patriots, the place he began 20 video games and caught 68 passes for 835 yards and 5 touchdowns. Last season, nevertheless, the 6-foot, 198-pound veteran was on the sector for simply 45% of the Patriots’ snaps and he caught 31 passes for 362 yards and two touchdowns, with most of these numbers being accrued early within the yr.
But Agholor was additionally an reasonably priced choice for the Ravens, who started the day with simply over $7.5 million in wage cap area.
Linebacker Del’Shawn Phillips: The 26-year-old linebacker, who was a stable performer on particular groups for the Ravens final season, is returning to Baltimore on a one-year deal.
A former undrafted free agent out of Illinois who additionally frolicked with the Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, Phillips was an unrestricted free agent after the Ravens didn’t tender him.
Last season, Phillips, whom the Ravens claimed off waivers from the Jets final August, appeared in 16 video games, tallying 5 tackles, together with three solo. He performed just one snap on protection final yr.
Running again Justice Hill: The 25-year-old operating again, whom the Ravens drafted out of Oklahoma State within the fourth spherical in 2019, is re-signing with Baltimore on a two-year, $4.5 million deal that could possibly be price as a lot as $5 million, his agent Andrew Kessler confirmed to The Baltimore Sun.
Hill, who missed all of 2021 with a torn Achilles tendon, had his best yr final season, with 262 yards on 49 carries to go along with 12 catches for 58 yards in a career-best 15 video games. He was additionally a major a part of Baltimore’s particular groups, which included kick return duties.
Cornerback Trayvon Mullen: The 25-year-old cornerback — who was claimed off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys in January and is a cousin of Jackson’s — has agreed to a one-year deal, his agent Kevin Conner confirmed to The Baltimore Sun. No different phrases had been disclosed.
Mullen, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound nook who was the Defensive Most Valuable Player of the 2019 College Football Playoff nationwide championship recreation, had 134 tackles, 4 interceptions and 28 passes defended in 37 video games for the Raiders.
Safety Geno Stone: The 23-year-old security, whom Baltimore drafted out of Iowa within the seventh spherical in 2020 and was a restricted free agent, re-signed with the Ravens on a one-year deal March 16, his agent Jack Bechta confirmed to The Baltimore Sun.
Stone is coming off a stable yr wherein he performed in all 17 video games, together with seven begins. He had 38 tackles and one pressured fumble on the season and earned a 69.6 total grade from Pro Football Focus within the video games he began, permitting simply eight catches as the first defender in protection throughout that span.
Free agent losses
Guard-center Trystan Colon: The New York Jets signed the 24-year-old former undrafted free agent to a one-year deal, Colon’s agent Andy Ross confirmed to The Baltimore Sun on March 17. Terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed.
The third-year participant out of Missouri was a restricted free agent however wasn’t tendered by the Ravens, so he was free to signal with one other workforce.
The 6-foot-6, 313-pound Colon spent the previous three seasons in Baltimore, the place he performed in 20 video games, together with 4 begins. After taking part in in a dozen video games in 2021, he was lively for simply six video games final season and performed 49 snaps, 47 of which got here in his lone begin towards the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13.
Colon’s departure marks the second alongside the offensive line in latest days after guard Ben Powers signed a four-year, $52 million free-agent cope with the Denver Broncos.
Tight finish Josh Oliver: The 25-year-old who spent the final two seasons in Baltimore and was one in all workforce’s most improved gamers final season agreed to a three-year, $21 million cope with the Vikings on March 13, 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 formulation that takes into consideration a participant’s common wage per yr, taking part in time and awards. Compensatory picks received’t turn out to be 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 function 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 line with a number of reviews.
The deal makes Powers one of many league’s highest-paid gamers on the place for a Broncos workforce that’s trying to rebound from a dismal 5-12 marketing campaign final season.
It additionally turned evident that the Ravens can be unlikely to afford the 26-year-old, with basic 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 dropping Powers. It additionally means their beginning left guard job could possibly 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.
Defensive lineman Calais Campbell: The Ravens lower the veteran, 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 beneath contract for 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. Campbell signed with the Atlanta Falcons on March 29.
- The two-years-long standoff between Jackson and the Ravens formally ended on May 4, with Jackson signing a five-year extension with the workforce, price a reported $260 million with $185 million assured, together with $112.5 million totally assured at signing. “I’m not really worried about what happened in the past,” Jackson mentioned at a information convention asserting the signing. “We’re going to keep it about these next five years and keep it about what’s going on today. It’s a great day. … That’s all I’m focused on right now.” The deal will preserve Jackson in a Baltimore uniform by means of the 2027 season. The transfer comes after the Ravens had utilized a $32.4 million nonexclusive franchise tag to Jackson, maintaining the 26-year-old star quarterback off the free agent market however giving him a chance to pursue a contract with one other workforce. Baltimore would have had 5 days to match any provide sheet Jackson signed, or they may’ve let him stroll and obtained two first-round draft picks in alternate, however no different gives materialized. Jackson was the eighth participant in Ravens historical past to be franchise-tagged, and several other of his predecessors, most lately outdoors linebacker Matthew Judon in 2020, performed full seasons beneath the tag, however Jackson and the Ravens averted that and the saga dragging into the summer time by coming to phrases on the brand new settlement effectively earlier than coaching camp opens in late July.
- Backup quarterback Tyler Huntley might be again in Baltimore for an additional season after signing his restricted free agent tender on April 24. The Ravens had positioned a right-of-first-refusal tender on Huntley in March, which meant any workforce might have signed him to a suggestion sheet, and if Baltimore didn’t match, it wouldn’t get any compensation in return. The 25-year-old will earn $2.627 million for the 2023 season earlier than changing into a free agent subsequent yr.
- The Ravens introduced in February that they re-signed defensive finish Brent Urban and cornerback Daryl Worley, each veterans who had been headed without cost company.
Unrestricted free brokers
Running again: Kenyan Drake
Wide receiver: Sammy Watkins, Demarcus Robinson
Offensive line: Ja’Wuan James
Outside linebacker: Justin Houston, Jason Pierre-Paul, Steven Means, Vince Biegel
Cornerback: Marcus Peters, Kyle Fuller, Kevon Seymour
Exclusive rights free brokers
Safety: Ar’Darius Washington