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The start of NFL free agency doesn’t officially begin until the first minute of the 2019 league calendar, which is tomorrow (Wednesday, March 13) at 4:00 pm. Teams will not officially announce signings for unrestricted free agents (UFA’s) until that time, but several agreements are reportedly in-place with a handful of big names linked to the Baltimore Ravens.
First-year General Manager Eric Decosta, in preparation for this week, made several moves to help free up some salary cap space. Releasing Michael Crabtree and Eric Weddle saved the Ravens $15.2 million against the cap, and $10.5 million more will be opened up once Joe Flacco is officially dealt to the Denver Broncos tomorrow.
Knowing that a handful of players would likely find new homes for 2019 and beyond, DeCosta followed up on his goal of retaining young talent by re-signing Nick Boyle to a team-friendly deal and awarding Tavon Young a contract extension. Based on what’s transpired so far this week, DeCosta had the right idea.Continue reading
Eric DeCosta officially took over the General Manager role of the Baltimore Ravens on January 11, 2019.
DeCosta, 47, took over for former general manager Ozzie Newsome after consistently turning down offers from other teams. DeCosta spurned the Indianaplois Colts, Chicago Bears, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, and most notably the Green Bay Packers in patiently waiting for his opportunity to come in Baltimore.