The Minnesota Vikings just released safety Taylor Mays today and that got me to think a little bit about the Ravens secondary. General manager Ozzie Newsome has gone on record as saying that he doesnt think he is done with adding playmakers.
We’re not done putting this team together right now. It’s still two or three months – maybe four months – before we have to play Denver.
With us recently covering who the safeties were going to be on the team, it reminded me that the Ravens have added depth to the cornerback position, but little to the safety spots.
Even though it is assumed that the Ravens are happy with the camp battle between Matt Elam and Will Hill for the strong safety spot along with Kendrick Lewis taking the free safety position, if the right player comes along for the right price, the Ravens aren't foolish enough to think that the addition isn't necessary.
Even a player like Mays, who has bounced around several teams during his short career, would be a good addition. Both for his depth at strong safety, but also for his ability on special teams. Former first round picks don't grow on trees and the athleticism that got him drafted so early is still present in the 27 year old specimen.
We've seen Pro Bowl talents be released this week and we've seen guys that have started a number of games for various teams get released this week. Don't think that the Ravens have seen their last free agent addition, especially when you look at the history Ozzie Newsome has in adding veterans to the team late in the offseason. We as fans can't forget players like Will Hill, Steve Smith, and Elvis Dumervil as great, late additions to the team.