May 27, 2024

As the new league year commences on March 13 at 4 p.m. ET, free agency looms close, presenting opportunities for teams like the Baltimore Ravens. However, the Ravens face the challenge of maneuvering under the salary cap, as they currently exceed the limit by $10 million, set at $255.4 million.

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Upon resolving financial matters, the Ravens have their sights set on three prospective free agents:

  1. Guard John Simpson: With both starting guards, John Simpson and Kevin Zeitler, set to enter free agency, the priority lies in retaining one of them. Simpson, aged 26, stands as the preferred choice over the 34-year-old Zeitler. Despite allowing only one sack last season while playing on a one-year, $1.01 million deal, Simpson’s services are expected to command a higher price this time around. However, a potential hometown discount could be negotiated if Simpson opts to continue with the Ravens.
  2. Running back Derrick Henry: According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, there’s speculation within the league that the Ravens will pursue a running back with a strong track record in free agency. Derrick Henry emerges as a suitable candidate, boasting over 1,000 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns in five of the last six seasons. Despite Henry’s usual high price tag, his age of 30 and the availability of several talented running backs on the market may render negotiations more favorable for Baltimore.
  3. Cornerback Tre’Davious White: A recurring pattern for the Ravens involves acquiring veteran players who may have passed their prime but still possess valuable skills. Tre’Davious White, recently released by the Bills due to salary cap constraints, fits this profile. Despite facing injuries in recent seasons, White remains a top-tier cornerback when healthy. Given the Ravens’ need for a cornerback opposite Marlon Humphrey, especially with

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