Baltimore Ravens: 3 under the radar free agent options
The Baltimore Ravens need to add a lot to the team. Here are three free agent options that may not be getting the most buzz, but are solid ideas:
3. Ramon Foster, Guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
As familiar as the Baltimore Ravens are with the Pittsburgh Steelers, they rarely poach talent from them. The Ravens fanbase probably would be more excited over Le’Veon Bell to add to the backfield. Bell would be a nice toy for the offense, but he could break the bank. One Steelers player who won’t break the bank is Ramon Foster. Foster is in a similar situation to Terrell Suggs. He has been with the Steelers since 2009 and has started 131 out of 146 games. He is a 33 year old player, who is still playing at a high level but whatever deal he signs next should be his last.
The reason the Ravens should be on board with this is it fills a need for the 2019 season. The Ravens could have Foster and Marshal Yanda as an elite pair of guards. If Orlando Brown Jr. were to make progress as a pass protector in his second season, the offensive line would be in pretty good shape. Baltimore would still have to prioritize the guard position in the NFL Draft. Foster would just be an answer for a season or two, and Yanda is in the same boat.
Foster would be a good addition to the offensive line that wouldn’t break the bank. If the Steelers let him hit the open market, Baltimore should swoop him up as part of a big free agent haul. Eric DeCosta has a lot of work to do, but this wouldn’t be a bad place to start. The Ravens need a good run blocker in the Lamar Jackson led offense; it makes a lot of sense with short term thinking.