3 Ravens free agents who could be forced into retirement

The Ravens may be the last stop for this trio

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2. DE Brent Urban

Urban came to the Ravens as a seldom-known fourth-round pick in 2014, and he has since built a very strong career in Baltimore for six of his nine professional seasons. Urban picked up a career-best three sacks last year and amassed 22 tackles as a rotational defensive lineman.

Bringing Urban back in the same offseason where Baltimore's top three sack-masters from 2023 in Madubuike, Jadeveon Clowney, and Kyle Van Noy are all hitting free agency seems unlikely. Given his limited pass rush upside and his trademark run-stuffing taking a minor step backward, Urban isn't the most attractive free agent out there.

Baltimore Ravens DE Brent Urban might find it hard to sign in 2024

Urban's best chance at finding one last chance to chase a ring is to look around the league for coaches that run a similar scheme to what Baltimore has. Perhaps Mike Macdonald in Seattle will be interested? Without that, a quality career that very few expected would come to fruition may come to an end.

Someone out there should sign Urban, as having a versatile veteran on the defensive line can be invaluable for a team that has young studs who need mentoring and fine-tuning. As it pertains to the Ravens, fans should be surprised (albeit pleasantly) if he returns to Baltimore next season.