The offseason hasn’t even officially begun yet and the Baltimore Ravens are hard at work making roster moves, some difficult, others a little more obvious. Letting LS Morgan Cox walk certainly was a tough decision, while extending TE Nick Boyle seemed like a fairly clear, good faith move to make.
A move they’ve made today possibly falls somewhere in the middle, though it’s not necessarily high stakes in one direction or the other. That would be the re-signing of a core special teamer to a one year deal:
The Ravens are signing S/core special teamer Jordan Richards to a 1-year, $1.015M deal with $125K guaranteed. The deal qualifies for the veteran salary benefit and will have a cap charge of $875K.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 30, 2021
A former second-round pick of the Patriots, Richards was a disappointment as a position player but has since carved out a nice role as a special teams player. That’s recently happened in Baltimore, where he’s been on and off the active roster and the practice squad since landing there in 2019.
After clearing up some cap space, this is a good starting move to sure up Chris Horton’s phase of the game, though there’s likely bigger moves in the pipeline as we move forward.
Be sure to stay tuned in right here when they come across the wire.