Dec 28, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets running back Chris Johnson (21) runs against Miami Dolphins cornerback Cortland Finnegan (24) during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Ravens news and notes from around the web. Today we look at Ray Rice’s harsh reality, address the Chris Johnson to Ravens rumors, and debate whether or not the team should bring in a veteran backup signal caller.
Most are inclined to think that Rice will get one more shot with an NFL team, but I think it’s more like 50/50. If he still had a ton left in the tank he would most definitely get a look, but Rice’s last season in Baltimore exposed him as an aging running back in decline. Talent typically trumps trouble, but the question is, does Rice still have the talent to make the risk worthwhile?
With Tyrod Taylor likely on the way out, will the Ravens risk going forward with Keith Wenning or another young signal caller, or will they sign a veteran like Josh McCown? While Joe Flacco has been durable to this point in his career, veteran insurance is always nice. It really boils down to price for a team that has very little cap space and glaring needs elsewhere.
Speaking of needs, the secondary is priority numero uno. Much like the offensive line mess that the Ravens faced last offseason, it’s very possible the team can fix the problem by swinging a few under the radar moves once again.
Chris Johnson to Ravens? Please, no.
No, just no. Johnson is notoriously self centered, whiny, and a distraction. To top it off, he has nothing left in the tank. Why would any NFL team sign him?
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