Baltimore Ravens Free Agency: Locking up Exclusive Rights Free Agents


Dec 7, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens Phillip Supernaw (84) prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens have never been a team to make a ton of noise in the offseason. A series of quiet, underrated moves typically defines this lull in the action, moves that ultimately pay off when it counts. They include signing exclusive rights free agents, and in this case the Ravens have locked up four guys who have had or likely will have some sort of impact in 2015.

So while it’s been pretty quiet on the Baltimore Ravens free agency front, the team has put ink to paper with tight end Phillip Supernaw, cornerback Rashaad Melvin, safety Brynden Trawick, and offensive lineman Ryan Jensen.

Supernaw saw some action last season with Dennis Pitta sidelined, appearing in six games and securing two catches.  One of those was quite memorable as Supernaw took a dump off from Joe Flacco on a play action fake 29 yards against the Dolphins, narrowly missing the end zone after getting tackled on the two yard line.

Melvin spent some time on the active roster in 2014 as injuries ravaged the Ravens’ secondary, even starting both playoff games.  He finished the season with a positive rating from Pro Football Focus and trailed only Jimmy Smith in their cumulative ratings among Ravens’ cornerbacks.

Trawick has made most of his impact on special teams over the last two years, but he did see 55 snaps on defense last season due to the aforementioned injuries and recorded seven tackles.

Jensen is a 2013 sixth round pick who was a late preseason roster casulty and spent most of 2014 on the practice squad.  He has yet to show much but he is quite versatile, with the ability to play tackle or guard.

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