5 free agent cornerbacks Baltimore Ravens must sign before training camp

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Casey Hayward, Baltimore Ravens
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2. Baltimore Ravens should sign Casey Hayward

Casey Hayward was once one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. Even in 2022, he was off to a good start, but his season ended after just six games due to a shoulder injury. The Atlanta Falcons had to move on, and now the soon-to-be 34-year-old cornerback is looking for a home just before training camp.

Hayward will find somewhere; teams are likely waiting to report to training camp to bring him in and see how close his shoulder is to tackling. If he will be ready for week one, he will get signed within a week of training camp starting. That will be a big question, though,

Hayward has some slot work on his resume, but he is an outside cornerback. He has 6,200 snaps on the outside and 1,828 snaps in the slot. That may defer the Ravens from signing along with their potential confidence in Rock Ya-Sin.

Hayward would only sign if he at least felt that he could win a job with a strong training camp. If the Ravens signed him to back up Ya-Sin, he may not go for it. This is what may have someone like Troy Hill more likely, but we will see.