5 intriguing free agents the Ravens could still sign this offseason

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4. Ravens target: Bryce Callahan, CB

The Ravens made the somewhat surprising decision to release cornerback Tavon Young in a cap-saving move just prior to the start of free agency. And to this point, they haven’t exactly replaced him.

While the Ravens boast one of the best cornerback duos in the league in Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters, the depth behind them is nonexistent. Bryce Callahan is a player they could look to sign to take over Young’s role as the team’s nickel cornerback.

Callahan has spent the last two years in Denver after he developed into one of the best slot cornerbacks in football with the Chicago Bears. The 30-year-old has battled injuries, but he still finished with a Pro Football Focus coverage grade of 67.9 that ranked 38th among qualified cornerbacks in 2021.

If the Ravens are searching for a reliable veteran nickel cornerback who can replace Young, Callahan is an appealing option who should come relatively cheap.

3. Ravens target: Stephon Gilmore, CB

On the surface, five-time Pro Bowler Stephon Gilmore might seem like an odd fit for the Ravens, but there are reasons to believe he could potentially end up in Baltimore.

One of the best cornerbacks of his generation, Gilmore has struggled with injuries over the last two seasons, but he’s still proven he can play at a high level when healthy, as evidenced by his five straight Pro Bowl appearances.

The Ravens need depth behind Humphrey and Peters, and if Gilmore is willing to take a little less, he could join one of the more talented secondaries in the NFL, at least on paper.

The Ravens love to rotate as many defensive backs as possible, and adding a player like Gilmore would certainly afford them more flexibility in that regard.