Ravens: 3 moves the team could have made at the trade deadline

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3. The Ravens could have traded for CB Kyle Fuller

One of the more surprising players to not find a new home this week was Denver Broncos cornerback Kyle Fuller.

The Broncos were reportedly actively searching for a trade partner leading up to the deadline, and most assumed that they would find just that.

The Ravens seemed like an obvious landing spot with the important caveat that Denver would eat pretty much all of his $9.5 million salary for this season.

But it never came to be.

Denver instead held on to an expensive veteran who has played four defensive snaps over the last two weeks. The former All-Pro has struggled mightily this year resulting in his benching, but it’s fair to assume a change of scenery might have done him some good.

The Ravens could use the extra cornerback depth too with Marcus Peters sidelined for the year. And at the same time, it’s likely the compensation would have been minimal.

Even with the Broncos eating most of his salary, it’s hard to imagine Fuller fetching anything more than a future Day 3 selection at best. Realistically, it might have been Fuller straight up for a 2023 sixth-round pick or something similar.

However, with Chris Westry set to return in the immediate future and Anthony Averett playing well, the Ravens likely didn’t feel as though Fuller was much of an upgrade.

Certainly a reasonable thought process, but this is a move that made a ton of sense for both sides. Especially with Fuller being from the Baltimore area.