3 former Baltimore Ravens who won't live up to their new contracts

The Ravens said goodbye to some familiar players.

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2. SAF Geno Stone, Cincinnati Bengals

Stone was one of the first former Ravens to leave for a rival, turning his breakout season with an AFC-best seven interceptions into a two-year, $15 million contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Stone is yet another young defensive back for Cincy, as they spent high draft picks on Daxton Hill, Cam Taylor-Britt, and DJ Turner.

Stone is certainly adept at causing turnovers, but any Bengals fans expecting him to routinely challenge for the AFC lead in that category may get a harsh introduction to what he is as a player. While he isn't the worst run defender in the world, he could certainly use some improvements in that area.

Geno Stone might not be as good away from the Baltimore Ravens

Stone was still a role player, clearly the No. 3 safety behind Kyle Hamilton and Marcus Williams last season. Cincinnati will be paying him to start next to Hill as one of the safeties, which could either expand upon his breakout season or put too much on his plate after he played out of his mind in a contract year.

The Bengals appear to be going for a committee approach to replace Jessie Bates. Stone is not a bad player, and he'll make the Cincinnati defense much better, but the Bengals could get burned if he performs like he did down the stretch last season and affirms he isn't a starting free safety.