INDIANAPOLIS — The Baltimore Ravens’ bigwigs have loads of function to do this 7 days at the 2019 NFL Scouting Merge, exactly where they will job interview draft prospective clients, analyze their exercise sessions and converse with executives throughout the league.
They’ll have thoughts to remedy, also. Ravens mentor John Harbaugh (10 a.m.) and standard manager Eric DeCosta (10:15 a.m.) will satisfy with reporters sure to check with about all sorts of offseason subjects Wednesday at the Indiana Conference Heart.
Here are a couple of points the Ravens’ two determination makers may possibly examine at the podium:
1) The status of C.J. Mosley’s contract negotiations
The Ravens can franchise 1 player in advance of March 5, and Mosley stands as the only reasonable selection to get the tag. It would not be excellent for Baltimore to shell out Mosley upwards of $15 million in 2019, but the group may possibly not want to chance letting the 4-time Pro Bowl insider linebacker hit unrestricted free company.
Although both of those sides feel fascinated in agreeing to a prolonged-expression contact, it is unclear exactly where negotiations stand. Cost-free company opens March 13 and other groups can start out to negotiate with Mosley two times earlier, so a number of certain deadlines are creeping nearer.
DeCosta will have a prospect to use his public stage Wednesday to ship a concept to the 26-12 months-old Mosley and his agent, James Sexton, or update enthusiasts on the team’s imagined procedure.
2) Additional cuts coming?
As before long as news broke Monday that the Ravens were being chopping veteran huge receiver Michael Crabtree to make about $4.7 million of cap room, enthusiasts started out speculating about which player may possibly land on the chopping block following. The Ravens could preserve important amounts of cap room by releasing veteran cornerback Jimmy Smith ($9.5 million) or Pro Bowl protection Eric Weddle ($7.5 million).
It’s not realistic to hope Harbaugh or DeCosta to say for guaranteed whether the group will transfer on from both defensive back. They’ll face thoughts about the subject matter, nevertheless, and could lose mild on the selecting components.
3) Terrell Suggs’ future
Suggs, 36, is a borderline Pro Football Corridor of Fame go rusher who can enter free company later this thirty day period. The Ravens have to equilibrium sentimentality about Suggs’ 16 several years in Baltimore in opposition to their motivation to make shrewd moves this offseason that support the group get more youthful, more affordable and far more gifted.
Harbaugh and DeCosta have praised Suggs in the previous. It’ll be appealing to see if their tunes improve with free company sitting down two months absent.
4) Draft tastes
The Ravens will not give also much perception into how they watch certain prospective clients at the merge, because they’ll want to continue to keep a aggressive edge main into the draft. But Harbaugh and DeCosta may possibly clarify exactly where they see strengths and weaknesses in the 2019 draft class or examine preferred ways.
Baltimore has eight alternatives and a litany of avenues to improve the roster. The merge delivers a prospect for enthusiasts, reporters and the group to obtain far more viewpoint on how the draft may possibly shake out.