Predicting Ravens next 3 moves after likely franchise tagging Justin Madubuike

The Ravens need to keep making moves to field a winner

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2. Cut Ronnie Stanley

Cutting Stanley is a very risky endeavor, as the free-agent tackle market is thin and both starting guards are also going to be free agents. However, unless the Ravens want to kick the salary cap can down the road with restructures galore, Stanley might need to be cast aside this offseason.

The Ravens are in an advantageous position if they want to draft a tackle, as one could make the argument for as many as eight or nine linemen to wiggle their way into the first round. Stanley hasn't been the same since injuries continued to bite into him, and the Ravens might not love all that uncertainty.

The Baltimore Ravens could part with Ronnie Stanley.

Stanley could save the team around $15 million in cap room if they designate him as a post-June 1 cut, which could help the Ravens make more depth-focused signings. Perhaps they can keep linemen like Kevin Zeitler and John Simpson with the proceeds from the Stanley release.

Finding a left tackle is hard, and starting a rookie on Lamar Jackson's blind side in a championship-or-bust season could be a disaster. However, Stanley's body is starting to fail him, and the Ravens shouldn't expect the former Notre Dame star to retain his All-Pro form from the 2019 season.