Three free agents Baltimore Ravens should target

Free agency is just around the corner, as the new league year begins on March 13 at 4 p.m. ET.

However, the Ravens will need to make other adjustments to get under the salary cap, since they are currently $10 million over the $255.4 million ceiling.

Once business is settled, here are three free agents Baltimore should pursue.

Guard John Simpson
Both Ravens starting guards, John Simpson and Kevin Zeitler, are expected to hit the open market next week. So, the first item of business should be to keep one of them, Simpson, who is still only 26 years old compared to Zeitler’s 34.

Simpson signed a one-year, $1.01 million contract last season, and while he won’t be as inexpensive this time after surrendering only one sack, he might still get a hometown discount if he wants to return to the organization.

Running back Derrick Henry

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Jeremy Fowler of ESPN said earlier this summer that “some personnel people inside the league believe the Ravens will target a running back with pedigree in free agency.”

Henry meets the bill, having accumulated at least 1,000 running yards and 12 rushing touchdowns in five of the previous six seasons.

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He would ordinarily command a considerably higher price, but Henry, 30, is one of several great running backs available this offseason. Furthermore, the running back position continues to be undervalued, which should aid Baltimore in contract negotiations.

Cornerback Tre’Davious White
The Ravens believe they make this type of deal every year: adding a veteran whose best days are behind him while squeezing whatever excellent ball he still has in him.

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White was among numerous salary-cap casualties for the Bills on Wednesday. While injuries have hampered him over the last two seasons, he has the potential to be one of the league’s greatest corners when fully healthy.

Baltimore needs another cornerback to play opposite Marlon Humphrey, as Ronald Darby and Rock Ya-Sin are both free agents. It wouldn’t be unexpected if head coach John Harbaugh and his team could help White regain form in 2024.

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