Ravens Rumors: Ravens Making a Bold Move For Top Notch Star Who’s Forcing a Move To Baltimore

Each team must deal with personnel changes and roster decisions every offseason, which can have a beneficial or bad impact on the organization. The Baltimore Ravens are no exception, and this offseason may require more decisions than previous.

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ESPN recently advised “bold moves” for each team this offseason, including an offer for the Ravens to release offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley. “Once upon a time, Stanley was a first-team All-Pro and one of the best left tackles in the NFL. But it happened five years ago. Stanley struggled with the Ravens previous season, so they rotated him with Patrick Mekari. Stanley hasn’t played a full season since his 2019 All-Pro season, and he placed 38th in pass block win rate (87.2%) among tackles in 2023.” ESPN also mentioned financial reasons for cutting Stanley.

“Cutting Stanley before June 1 would save $8.3 million on the salary cap, but would result in $17.8 million in dead money in 2024. A post-June 1 cut would save $15 million, with $11.2 million in dead money in 2024 and more dead money in 2025.” However, there is one difficulty with cutting Stanley that ESPN cannot address: finding a successor.

“There is no obvious successor for Stanley on this roster. Mekari is seen as more of a swing tackle, a great backup but not a starter capable of protecting Lamar Jackson’s blind side for 17 games. But the Ravens will most likely need to find a replacement for Stanley this offseason, so they might as well save money while looking for a more reliable left tackle.

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