3 bargain bin free agent targets the Baltimore Ravens could pursue

If the Ravens decide to save some money, look out for these potentially cheap free agents.

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2. DE AJ Epenesa, Buffalo Bills

Baltimore has multiple important defensive linemen who are set to hit free agency this offseason. Two of those key players are Jadeveon Clowney and Kyle Van Noy, who accumulated 18.5 sacks between the two of them. These vets could be retained, but if they aren't, the Ravens are going to need reinforcements on the defensive line.

Epenesa wouldn't be an exact replacement for Clowney or Van Noy, because he plays more in the interior than as a pass-rushing outside linebacker, but he would still be a welcomed addition to the defense. Epenesa has had back-to-back worthwhile seasons for the Bills after a slow start, accumulating 6.5 sacks in each of the last two seasons.

Epenesa has also recorded 7 tackles for loss and 10 quarterback hits in each of the last two seasons. He was an unsung hero on the Buffalo line, and he could be a very intriguing option paired with star Justin Madubuike.

The Baltimore Ravens could look at AJ Epenesa

Epenesa feels like a Ravens signing. DeCosta and John Harbaugh love versatile defensive linemen who can slide from outside to inside and maintain production. We saw it this season with Clowney, and we've seen it in the past with players like Matt Judon and Za'Darius Smith.

To put the cherry on top, Epenesa is projected to make just $5.6 million per year in his next contract. This would be an extremely affordable price for a consistently productive defensive lineman.