3. Terrance West
After having a career year in a full season with the Ravens last year, running back Terrance West has fallen out of favor in the backfield. The local product bounced around the league before finding a home with the Ravens late in the 2015 season but it looks like his time in Baltimore is going to be over. He’s a player the team will, in fact, move on from this offseason.
This one is really a no-brainer when you think about. It’s not a knock against West but the emergence of Alex Collins shifted the entire look of the backfield. The Ravens weren’t expecting him to have this kind of impact. Collins quickly became the starting running back and the Ravens fed the hot hand the entire season. It was bad timing for West, who suffered a calf injury during the Week 5 win against the Raiders. The injury kept sidelined for multiple weeks and by the time he was healthy enough to return, Collins had earned the starting job in the backfield. West never saw the field again in 2017 and was a healthy scratch the majority of the second half of the season.
Like Campanaro, this is a move that makes sense for both parties. West is an impending free agent and wants a chance to play. Collins is under team control for at least two more seasons and not to mention, Buck Allen, Danny Woodhead, and Kenneth Dixon will all be returning. It’s a crowded backfield, to begin with, and West just happened to be the odd man out. He can explore free agency and will have a chance to see more playing time with another team.