Well, Wednesday was a very crazy day for the Baltimore Ravens. A day the Ravens saw players like Ricky Wagner and Kyle Juszczyk leave for greener pastures. Oddly enough, the free agent I'm sure many expected to be gone first, Brandon Williams, is still out on the market with the Ravens still in the mix. It was also a day that saw pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil get released.
General Manager Ozzie Newsome then went shopping, and signed safety Tony Jefferson and running back Danny Woodhead. Now, there is some more action throughout the AFC North, which includes seeing a long time rivalry with Terrell Suggs end.
On Thursday morning, Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth found a new home in Los Angeles with the Rams after spending 11 seasons with the Bengals and in the AFC North. The deal is for 3-years and worth up to $36 million. In 2009, he was moved from guard to left tackle, allowing just five sacks during that campaign. The move to left tackle sparked numerous battles with Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs over the years with the Bengals left tackle always being a thorn in T-Sizzle's side. With Whitworth gone, Suggs might be breathing a little easier next season.
After losing out on Tony Jefferson, the Browns focused their attention (and money) on filling up the wide receiver position with Terrell Pryor possibly leaving. After conflicting reports that suggested that free agent wide receiver Kenny Britt was going to the Philadelphia Eagles, it turns out he is Cleveland bound as ESPN's Adam Caplan reported earlier Thursday morning.
Barring a breakdown in negotiations, #Browns are expected to sign veteran WR Kenny Britt later today, source told ESPN.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 9, 2017
Caplan says Britt signed a 4-year deal worth up to $32.5 million and $17 million guaranteed. Britt coming to Cleveland also makes the Ravens addition of Jefferson and the potential addition of another cornerback all the more vital. In 2016, Britt became the first Rams wide receiver to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark since Torry Holt.
As for the Ravens, decisions will have to be made on wide receiver Mike Wallace and tight end Dennis Pitta. Either the Ravens pick up Wallace's option or choose to decline it, making him an unrestricted free agent. The Ravens and Pitta were already in the process of talking about a potential pay cut as it was noted yesterday. Players like Kyle Arrington and Jeremy Zuttah are also contenders for a release.
There is sure to be more free agent action to come with the Ravens and around the AFC North.