Three things the Ravens should be shopping for when free agency opens Wednesday

The Baltimore Ravens have had a busy offseason to this point. Business figures to pick up again this Wednesday when the free agency doors open and the 2019 league year officially begins.

In addition to all the moves detailed in the piece linked above, the Ravens announced a three-year, $18 million extension last Friday with blocking tight end Nick Boyle. Boyle figures to be the team’s third tight end on the depth chart, but the primary blocking tight end. With the switch to an offense centered around the running game, Boyle was a huge piece for the Ravens to keep.

The Ravens still have quite a few holes to fill as Wednesday approaches. The draft certainly represents an opportunity to fill some of these but if the Ravens are looking for proven commodities, free agency will be the place to strike.

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Looking back on the tenure of Joe Flacco in Baltimore

The Baltimore Ravens agreed in principle to trade Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos in exchange for what is reportedly a fourth-round draft pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

The move comes as no surprise as the team makes their transition to 22-year-old Lamar Jackson as its next franchise quarterback. The move will create $10.5 million in salary cap space for the Ravens but will also include the team eating $16 million in dead money.

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