The Baltimore Ravens have 17 unrestricted free agents. We’ve already talked about the players that Eric DeCosta shouldn’t bring back. Now these are five players that they can go either way:
5. Chris Moore:
Chris Moore doesn’t provide much on the offensive side of the football. He had three receptions in 2019. Moore usually leads the Ravens in preseason receiving and does next to nothing for the offense in the games that count. Moore’s best statistical output was 18 receptions for 248 yards and three touchdowns, in 2017. Every year Moore gets a roster spot, because of his special teams efforts. Is that always enough though?
Moore is a gunner on punt team. He lines up on the outside and sprints down the field, looking to make a special teams effort play. He has the ability to return kicks and he does practically anything the Ravens ask him to do on special teams. Moore doesn’t cost a lot, and he doesn’t need a filled up stat sheet to provide worth on this roster. Moore is exceptional at what the Ravens really expect from him.
Moore puts the Ravens in a bit of a pickle. They don’t want to lose a hard working special teams player, yet they may not want him to take up a wide receiver spot. Ideally, Moore would be able to contribute more in the offense. If Moore was ever going to step up in that part of the game, he would have done it this season. The fact that Moore had just three catches this season may nudge the Ravens in their decision. The reason Moore could easily come back is that he shouldn’t cost an unreasonable amount in free agency. If the Ravens can pay him strictly as a special teams ace, it’s not a horrible idea to bring him back.