1 remaining free agent Ravens must consider signing following minicamp

The Ravens should keep their checkbook open.
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The Baltimore Ravens chose not to spend boatloads of cash in the 2024 offseason, as they were more than content with relying on internal replacements after handing out contracts to Justin Madubuike and Derrick Henry. This has left positions like safety thinner than most other contenders.

While there may be no finer safety duo in the NFL than All-Pro dynamo Kyle Hamilton and trusted veteran Marcus Williams, but the Ravens would be wise to spend some of their remaining financial flexibility on a defensive back. Geno Stone and Ronald Darby left for Cincinnati and Jacksonville, respectively.

The Ravens appeared to have some cursory interest in former New York Jets All-Pro safety Jamal Adams following an ill-fated stint with the Seattle Seahawks. Adams had worked out with the Ravens in the past, but a contract has yet to materialize.

With the veteran free agent defensive back market starting to thin out after ex-Ravens safety Tony Jefferson joined many of his former teammates on the Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore may circle back to Adams. The Ravens have been willing to roll the dice on veterans looking to restart their careers, a category Adams falls into.

Baltimore Ravens should consider signing Jamal Adams late in 2024 offseason

The idea of signing Adams comes with the contingency that he has been humbled in the last few years. If the Ravens can get assurance that he is not going to lash out at the media and is willing to adjust to a lesser role on a championship team, they can and should move forward with this signing.

Adams' coverage skills have taken a major hit over the years, likely due to the injuries that prevented him from becoming a sustainable star in Seattle. Baltimore will need to give Adams a role as a tertiary safety, though one who played in the box more than Stone did last year.

The current safety depth chart after Hamilton and Williams is quite thin. The backups currently consist of often-injured special teamer Ar'Darius Washington, seventh-round draft pick Sanoussi Kane, and undrafted free agent standout Beau Brade. In a championship or bust season, Baltimore may need a veteran with more pedigree in this spot.

Adams is not going to be an All-Pro anymore, but he can still be an effective player when he has a defense around him that can compensate for his shortcomings. Putting Adams in the box next to Roquan Smith could give Baltimore a speedy defense that can lay some thunder on ball-carriers in the postseason.