4. Chris Westry, CB, Ravens
The Ravens made the somewhat surprising decision not to tender restricted free agent Chris Westry this offseason. The former Dallas Cowboys cornerback showed promise this past season, but it wasn’t enough for the Ravens to keep him around.
At least, not at the expected tender price of $2.5 million.
The Ravens still appear to have interest in re-signing Westry, but it will have to come at a price cheaper than that. Right now, he just seems to be feeling out his market.
Signed to a futures contract last offseason, Westry put together a strong summer and made the Week 1 roster. He played nearly 40 percent of snaps in the team’s season opener, only to suffer a knee injury that would land him on the injured reserve.
Westry was one of a number of Ravens cornerbacks who dealt with injury issues throughout the year as he played just six games while making two starts.
His lack of availability is probably why the Ravens didn’t want to pay the $2.5 million it would take to tender him. They’re trying to save money where they can, and that’s just not a number they were willing to pay for Westry.
They’re still interested in bringing him back, and given their severe lack of depth at the position, they probably should. This one has a decent chance of getting done.