Expect Ravens RFA Tags Soon


Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (88) against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The time is almost here for RFA tags to start flying fast and loose around the NFL.

To start, here is a list of Ravens RFAs.

Dennis Pitta

Arthur Jones

Ed Dickson

Billy Bajema

Emanuel Cook

Ramone Harewood

David Reed

LaQuan Williams

Honestly, aside from Pitta, that is a pretty unimpressive list. Pitta will receive a 1st round tender without a doubt.The Ravens will eventually want to work out a deal with him because he is showing a ton of promise as a continually developing player and he has a better relationship with Joe Flacco than anyone on the team. Arthur Jones is also in line for a high tender, Jones could actually be a potential target for a team like the Colts in free agency if the Ravens dont assign him at least a 2nd round tender.

I would expect Billy Bajema and LaQuan Williams be allowed to test the market, or tendered with a low tag. David Reed should be let go. He was Cam Camerons’ pet project but has never been able to make any legitimate contributions to the team aside from being a mediocre kick returner and fumbling way to much to be trusted with the role ever again.

Ramone Harewood and Emanuel Cook are the interesting names here. The Ravens are thin in the OL and at FS so both will almost certainly receive some sort of tag.

Arthur Jones is the only player in the bunch that any other team might be interested in.