3 Free Agent WR Ravens Can Sign With New Cap Space From Marlon Humphrey Contract Restructure

Devon Platana
Three free agent wide receivers that the Baltimore Ravens can sign with new cap space from the Marlon Humphrey contract restructure.
Three free agent wide receivers that the Baltimore Ravens can sign with new cap space from the Marlon Humphrey contract restructure. / AP Photo/Gail Burton
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The Baltimore Ravens didn't waste time starting their week off in a big way. NFL insider Field Yates reported Monday morning that $8.965 million of cornerback Marlon Humphrey's $10 million contract has been converted to a signing bonus, opening up just over $7.1 million in new cap space.

One area that the Ravens should consider using these new funds on is their wide receiver room. After trading away No. 1 WR Marquise Brown this offseason, Baltimore desperately needs to give quarterback Lamar Jackson more weapons to work with and they can afford to do so with $9.1 million in space, as per Spotrac.

Here's a look at three free-agent WRs that the Ravens can sign with the new cap space from Humphrey's contract restructure.

Ravens Free Agency

1. Julio Jones

It goes without saying that Julio Jones' sole season with the Tennessee Titans was largely forgettable. The seven-time Pro-Bowl wideout was limited to just 10 games due to injury, turning 31 catches into 434 receiving yards and a touchdown. Even though his 1,000-yard days are likely behind him, Jones is still a big enough name to take some pressure off Rashod Bateman's shoulders. Throw in the fact that Jackson is one of the top young QBs today and that just might be enough to motivate Jones to have one more respectable campaign before he calls it a career.

2. Odell Beckham Jr.

Had he not torn his ACL in the Super Bowl, there's a decent chance that Odell Beckham Jr. would already be signed somewhere by now. Since he isn't, the Ravens should do what they can to convince him to join their squad. Beckham spent last season between the Cleveland Browns and Super Bowl-winning Los Angeles Rams, recording 44 receptions for 537 yards and five touchdowns in 14 games, adding a 21-288-2 stat line in four postseason contests. The 29-year-old may no longer be in his prime, but his playoff performance did put him on pace for over 1,200 yards and eight to nine touchdowns in a 17-game schedule, making him a player Baltimore can't ignore.

3. Emmanuel Sanders

Veteran WR Emmanuel Sanders announced that he was considering retirement at the start of the offseason. Assuming that playing another NFL season is still on the table, the Ravens should give him a call. Though the second half of the former Buffalo Bill's 2021 campaign wasn't anything special, Sanders turned 24 catches into 413 yards and four touchdowns in his first six games played last year. Perhaps he could have a similar impact as Baltimore's No. 2 WR with Jackson throwing him the ball. Regardless, Sanders is an option worth exploring and if he can recreate the magic from last year's first six games, the Ravens will be better for it.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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