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The Ravens made their first big splash in free agency on Wednesday afternoon by signing veteran safety Earl Thomas to a four-year deal worth $55 million.
As usual, the free agency period opened this week with many flashy signings and trades. For Baltimore, the first few hours of free agency were all about departures as the Ravens saw C.J. Mosley, Za’Darius Smith, and John Brown all walk away for bigger contracts with other teams. All three of these losses were somewhat expected for different reasons, but it still left the Ravens depleted on day one with their work cut out for them.
Just minutes after former Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and the Ravens agreed to terms on a four-year deal, it was announced that the Ravens had also agreed to terms on a three-year, $15 million deal with former Saints running back Mark Ingram.
Just like all of the other free agent deals around the NFL, both of these signings will not be made official or announced by teams until 4:00 pm this afternoon.Continue reading