4 free agents the Baltimore Ravens should not bring back
The Baltimore Ravens technically have 17 unrestricted free agents for 2020. Some of them the Ravens have to bring back. Others, the Ravens can go either way with them. These four Ravens should be allowed to find other teams:
4. Seth Roberts:
Seth Roberts caught 21 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns in the 2019 season. It was the lowest amount of production in his career, and it’s worth noting that in five years in the league he’s never had a season with 50 receptions or 500 yards. He had a drop in the playoff game against the Tennessee Titans. Roberts is a mildly serviceable wide receiver, yet he’s not a difference maker. Roberts made a play every once in a while, yet he wasn’t one of Lamar Jackson‘s preferred targets. Seven players caught more passes than Roberts, including three tight ends and the starting running back.
Roberts had an opportunity to have a larger fingerprint in the game. Miles Boykin was a very raw rookie with a limited route tree. Chris Moore was 18 catches less useful for the offense than Roberts was. Moore would be on this list if he wasn’t so good on special teams and inexpensive. The Ravens depended on three tight ends in the passing game, though it’s not like the Ravens came into this season thinking they had to get the ball to Nick Boyle. If you asked John Harbaugh before the season, he probably would have expected Roberts would give him more production than Boyle.
Roberts signed a one year deal with the Ravens. There’s really no reason to have angst for Roberts, bringing him back just shouldn’t be a priority. The Ravens need to reload at wide receiver. They can’t add one more player to the mix and bring back the same group. Marquise Brown and Willie Snead are here to stay. Boykin will get another year to develop. There are three locked in roster spots at wide receiver and you have to think the Ravens are looking to fill two or three more roster spots with players that will be an upgrade to Roberts, Moore and Jaleel Scott.