The Baltimore Ravens roster looks to be just about finished and loaded, but there are still a few moves the team could make before the season starts up.
Trade one of their big-names:
Will the Baltimore Ravens trade Matt Judon or won’t they? It seems like this is a question we’ve been waiting for an answer to all offseason long. After the team slapped Judon with the franchise tag there’s been nonstop speculation as to what the team should do with the soon-to-be 28-year old Pro Bowler. While Judon has signed his franchise tender, no deal was inked before the deadline and now he will play 2020 on the tag. Eager to prove himself, Judon will look to show he’s worthy of a long-term deal.
The catch is he may not be in the Ravens long-term plans and could still be traded before the season starts. A team in need of pass-rushing help could look to add Judon’s services for a second-or-third round draft choice.
The trade for Calais Campbell and youngsters Tyus Bowser and Jaylon Ferguson also make Judon somewhat expendable for the team. Getting his cap hit off the table and getting return value for him now makes a lot of sense for the team, especially if they plan to let him walk following 2020.
Nose tackle Brandon Williams is also a potential player to be moved. Williams has a lofty cap hit (~$14.2 million) and the Ravens have some prospects to fill his shoes in the forms of second-year man Daylon Mack and rookies Justin Madubuike and Broderick Washington. Baltimore also brought back Justin Ellis to likely be Williams’s primary backup.
Other names who have floated around as trade candidates for the Ravens include Robert Griffin III, Gus Edwards, and Earl Thomas. All three of these guys seem unlikely to be moved but hey, stranger things have happened.