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The Ravens Aren’t Done Adding Talent Just Yet

March 14, 2019 - 4:17 pm
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By Joe Schiller

 

It only took two days, but the Baltimore Ravens made a splash in free agency.

Eric DeCosta signed All-Pro safety Earl Thomas to a 4-year, $55 million deal and running back Mark Ingram to a 3-year $15 million deal.

Both provide veteran presences in the locker and are huge additions.

But don’t expect things to slow down just yet. The Ravens still have plenty of needs to fill this offseason – most notably at offensive line, backup quarterback, wide receiver, middle linebacker and edge rusher.

There could be a few smaller free agent signings as the Ravens are known to do. A veteran free agent wide receiver is always in the mix.

But the draft will be an area where DeCosta will look to land plenty of young talent. After all, the Ravens have draft capital in eight picks.

 

 

DeCosta clearly has a plan in place. It comes with the departures of Eric Weddle, C.J. Mosley, Za’Darius Smith and Terrell Suggs but that’s not the end-all-be-all.

Thomas’ addition gives the Ravens one of the, if not the best secondary in the league. He, along with Tony Jefferson, will make for a dynamic safety tandem.

Mark Ingram is a powerful back that’s far from a one-dimensional talent. He’s a savvy receiver out of the backfield who will help open up the short passing game for Lamar Jackson.

So while you see teams going full steam ahead and adding every player in sight, just remember there’s a method to DeCosta’s madness.

Through two days, it’s brought some great additions to Baltimore.