1. This will be the last year Patrick Ricard is with the Baltimore Ravens
Patrick Ricard is currently on the PUP. While the ultimate bold prediction would be to say that he gets cut this year, this will be his last season with the team regardless. The Baltimore Ravens could save $1.7M this year by letting Ricard go. However, they could save $4M next year. That is far too enticing.
The Ravens have Ben Mason waiting in the wings. He will probably stick on the practice squad this season, but they can only hope to hang on to him for so long. Still, after this season it would be the perfect time to make the move. Mason would stay knowing that he would enter training camp next season as the only fullback on the roster.
The Ravens are feeling the Lamar Jackson salary right now, but they are going to need to start saving every penny. So, even the million or so this season could be on the line if Ricard cannot get healthy soon enough.
He has been a key contribyutor for years, and deserved his contract, but the math of the NFL is cruel at times, and it has Ricard on an expiring timeline with th eteam.