The opening of free agency has produced a frenzied environment across the NFL. And the Baltimore Ravens have been one of the most active teams in the league. Between their player re-signing, salary cap related releases, newly acquired outside free agents and unrestricted free agents losses, the roster is undergoing some major renovations.
ARRIVALS / RETENTION
Tony Jefferson is on his way to Baltimore for $36 million over four seasons. He is a highly regarded strong safety in the prime of his career.
Nose tackle Brandon Williams reached an agreement to remain with the Ravens on a 5-year $54 million contract.
Danny Woodhead has been brought in on a 3-year deal and will compete with Terrance West and Kenneth Dixon for touches out of the backfield, once Dixon returns from PED suspension.
Mike Wallace's option has been exercised, triggering a roster bonus that virtually guarantees he will be a starting wideout for the Ravens next season.
Backup quarterback Ryan Mallett is staying in Baltimore for another season at $2 million.
CB Shareece Wright and S Kendrick Lewis have been released, clearing almost $5 million in cap space off the payroll.
OLB Elvis Dumervil was also released, creating $6 million in new cap space.
RT Rick Wagner agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions, reportedly at $9.5 million per season.
FB Kyle Juszczyk is headed to San Francisco on a 4-year $21 million deal.
OG Vlad Ducasse signed with Buffalo for three years.
It is still unclear if tight ends Dennis Pitta and Ben Watson, safety Lardarius Webb and corner Kyle Arrington will return to the team. All could be asked to accept a payout or be cut outright.
Defensive end Lawrence Guy, corner Jerraud Powers, utility man Anthony Levine and receiver Kamar Aiken are weighing their options.