Ravens: 3 linebackers to target at the 2021 trade deadline

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Perhaps no position on the Baltimore Ravens roster has been more disappointing this year than linebacker. And with the trade deadline looming, perhaps the team could look to bolster the position with an outside addition.

The Ravens went into the 2021 season hoping to lean on the young duo of Patrick Queen and Malik Harrison. Both 2020 draft picks showed promise as rookies, but still had a long way to go before they could become consistent starters.

And if this season has proved anything, it’s that each of them hasn’t made the progress the team hoped they would.

Harrison has all but been benched in favor of the returning Josh Bynes who is likely the best linebacker on the roster right now despite being signed off the scrap heap last month.

Then there’s Queen who has seen his playing time diminish in recent weeks, although his play has improved with Bynes by his side.

Of course, the loss of the always reliable L.J. Fort in the summer has only made matters worse. The Ravens could really use linebacker help, and this Tuesday’s trade deadline will offer them the final opportunity to acquire said help.

The linebacker market is rather thin this trade season, but there are still a few names that could interest the Ravens.

Keeping in mind their limited cap space, let’s take a look at three realistic linebackers Baltimore could target at the trade deadline.