Baltimore Ravens Free Agency Signings
May was a busy month for Eric Decosta and the rest of the Baltimore front office in terms of free agency. 25 new players were added to the squad in total (18 of which were undrafted free agents).
Given the number of injuries experienced during the previous season, it is not surprising that the squad has been bolstered with so much depth.
In this article, we will go over all of the Baltimore Ravens free agency signings recently.
Baltimore Ravens Free Agency Signings
RB Mike Davis
Mike Davis, who signed with the club on May 5 after only one season with the Atlanta Falcons, was the first player from free agency to generate significant excitement. Davis is currently ranked third on the Ravens depth chart, behind Gus Edwards and in front of Justice Hill.
Davis is the only running back on the current depth chart to have played all 16 games during the previous season.
Due to the fact that Davis will likely function as more of a “safety cushion” on the club, his signing is not as thrilling as others we’ve seen so far this offseason. Davis ranked #1 on Atlanta’s depth chart from the previous season, but he carried for just 138 yards in 17 games.
LB Vince Biegel
On May 11th, former Miami Dolphins linebacker Vince Biegel signed with the Baltimore Ravens. Biegel had an Achilles injury during the 2020 preseason that prevented him from participating until the second half of the previous year.
Five games after Biegel’s return from injured reserve, he had two tackles. Nevertheless, Biegel collected 59 tackles (27 solo) in 15 games in 2019. In comparison, Tyus Bowser (first on the depth chart at WLB) had 59 solo tackles in 15 games during the 2016 season.
Although Biegel is presently positioned three spots below Bowser on the depth chart, it is reassuring to have another safety net on this squad.
DE Brent Urban
On May 18th, the Ravens signed defensive end Brent Urban to a one-year contract. This was the second defensive lineman signed by the Ravens in the preseason, after the March signing of Michael Pierce. Urban, who was picked by the Ravens in 2014, has played for the Tennessee Titans, the Chicago Bears, and most recently the Dallas Cowboys.
Many have hypothesized that Urban would replace Derek Wolfe at LDE, despite the fact that he is now second on the depth chart at RDE behind Calais Campbell. Wolfe, who had hip surgery in January, has previously declared that he plans to play this season, but the Ravens do not seem to be taking any risks with their defensive line.
Urban, who is 6’7″ tall, adds considerable bulk to the defensive line. Similar to Biegel, he did not finish the whole season last year, recording just three tackles over six games. In 16 games during the 2020 season, he collected a career-high 36 tackles, including 17 solo stops.
LB Diego Fagot
Fagot may be one of the most underappreciated free agent acquisitions to date. The former Navy football captain joined Baltimore on May 18 after receiving approval from the Department of Defense. Fagot was a bright star for the Navy, becoming just the third athlete in school history to lead the team in tackles for three consecutive seasons.
Versatility is a facet of his game that certainly attracted the attention of the Ravens management staff. Fagot was known to play all four downs, which meant he also played on special teams. Fagot totaled 282 tackles (138 solo), 35.5 tackles for loss, and 9.5 sacks in 47 games at Navy. Fagot is presently ranked fourth on the LILB depth chart, but it would not be surprising if he climbed the rankings this season.
QB Brett Hundley
After signing with the Ravens on May 21, Brett Hundley falls to the third spot on the depth chart. He is now second to Tyler Huntley and first to Anthony Brown, who was signed on May 1. Green Bay picked Hundley in 2015, and he has since played in the NFL for many seasons.
He has not, however, participated since the 2019 season. Hundley is one of the three quarterbacks working with the club during OTAs, while Lamar Jackson is not there. The last time the Ravens fielded a third-string quarterback was in 2020 when Trace McSorely replaced Robert Griffin III in Week 12. While supporters are hoping that Lamar will have a complete and healthy season, Hundley provides extra depth chart protection.
CB Kyle Fuller
Kyle Fuller, who officially joined the organization on May 26th, is surely not last. This will be Fuller’s tenth season in the NFL, therefore he will play a more senior role on the club this year. He was picked by the Chicago Bears with the fourteenth overall selection in 2014. The Ravens’ secondary is now very congested, making it difficult for Fuller to obtain a position.
In addition to the skill of Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters (both of whom are returning from injury), Jalyn Armour-Davis and Damarion Williams are two rookies with plenty to prove. Last season, Fuller recorded 51 tackles, of which 40 were single stops. It will be intriguing to watch where Fuller falls once preseason games begin in August, despite the fact that he is not officially on the depth chart.