5 Ravens players who likely played their final game with the team

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2. Chuck Clark, S, Baltimore Ravens

Clark is different from the other candidates on this list since he has one year remaining on his contract.

After the Wild Card loss, though, Clark himself told reporters that his future is uncertain and will have to see how things play out in the offseason.

Clark, the unmistakable green-dot wearer on defense, played every snap in 2022 and cemented his status as a valuable asset in the backfield. The former sixth-rounder has in fact played every snap for the last three seasons and by all accounts has nothing left to prove.

This isn’t about his sheer talent but rather about answering a looming question: Does Clark have a clear-cut role in the future of Baltimore’s secondary?

Last offseason, the Ravens heavily invested in the safety position by drafting first-rounder Kyle Hamilton and picking up free agent Marcus Williams. Those two appear locked into the roster for the next several years, so from a purely financial perspective, Clark embodies one of the more replaceable defensive pieces despite his undeniable leadership and stabilizing presence.

Baltimore rolled out more three-safety looks in 2022 that maximized the different skills of Clark, Williams, and Hamilton, and Mike Macdonald may want to continue going down that road next season.

Yet with the younger Hamilton and Williams clearly representing the future of the Ravens’ defense, it’s not hard to see why Clark may want to find a new home where he feels more valued.