With the NFL labor issue far from settled, teams are still manipulating their rosters for the 2011 season as well for pure business purposes. A bunch of solid pros were given their releases recently and a few of them seemingly would fit well in the current schemes of the Baltimore Ravens. Three guys in particular, recently released by their teams might fill key positions on the Ravens or at least solid insurance as depth. Right tackle Damien Woody was released by the New York Jets. He was considered not only one of the top right tackles in the game, but one of the best offensive lineman. The Ravens could definitely use help on the right side if they as expected, keep Michael Oher on the left side of QB Joe Flacco. Woody is a bit old at 33, but still has solid years of play left in him. Wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker was let go by the Jacksonville Jaguars and is a very good deep threat with size and speed to stretch the field. There have been some reported issues with his immaturity, but between head coach John Harbaugh and the Ravens locker room, they should be able to help Sims-Walker grow up on this team. Finally, after just one season and $7 million in guaranteed money in his pocket, the Denver Broncos let former Baltimore Raven DT Justin Bannan go just the other day. Bannan was a solid player in the Ravens system, knows it real well and reportedly said he'd be thrilled to return to the team. While we have Haloti Ngata, Kelly Gregg, Terrence Cody and a decent group of reserves in this position, Bannan would seem to be a logical choice for additional depth.
Free Agents The Ravens Should Look At
By Bruce Raffel