Free agency in the NFL is finishing up its first week open for business and there are still a lot of very good players available on the open market. Teams are waiting for the first round of the feeding frenzy to die down and with it, the drop in price for quality players still out there. The Baltimore Ravens have provided some good players to teams around the league, but have not filled any of the holes these players have left in their wake.
However, while there more than likely will not be any blockbuster deals signed by Baltimore, the Ravens have options at many positions and you just know that GM Ozzie Newsome can pull off a deal to get an excellent player at what most would call a very fair price.
So who is still available as of this writing that might fit the Ravens scheme and need? There is a detailed list of available free agents at NFL.com and although it may not be totally up to date based on some recent signings, the names on it reflect quite a few intriguing possibilities for the Ravens.
(Click on the 'Jump' to see which free agents might be a good fit in Baltimore)
Stephen Tulloch (LB): Tulloch is probably going to still command more than the Ravens would prefer to lay out, but he is the best ILB on the market and is only 27 years old.
Curtis Lofton (LB): For the same reason as Tulloch, while Lofton is young (25), he will be given a very rich contract shortly.
David Hawthorne (LB): Hawthorne (26) is great against the run, but would the Ravens lay out the cash for him?
Michael Bush (RB): At 6'1" and 245 pounds, Bush would be the perfect short yardage complement to Ray Rice.
Brandon Jacobs (RB): Jacobs is a bit older than Bush (29), but his size is just so hard to overlook.
Mike Tolbert (RB): Tolbert was rumored to be heading to Pittsburgh, but now is still available although he wants to be a feature back.
LaRon Landry (S): Landry is the best safety on the market and wouldn't want to sit and wait for either Ed Reed or Bernard Pollard to retire, leave or get injured.
Click on the link above to see Brian Billick's full list of free agents remaining that have value in his opinion.