At the league meetings in March, the Ravens presented a proposal that would allow most plays to be reviewed by replay, with the exception of just eight judgment calls. However, for one reason or another, they are backing off of that suggestion, as CSNMidAtlantic.com’s Clifton Brown writes. The Ravens were robbed of a win over the Jaguars in 2015 and their proposal was likely fueled by that fateful call.
Here’s more out of Baltimore:
- The Ravens did not draft an inside linebacker after Daryl Smith was released in March. Now, it’s unclear who will start at inside linebacker next to C.J. Mosley, Clifton Brown of CSNMidAtlantic.com writes. Zachary Orr is the favorite to replace Smith as the starter, but it remains to be seen whether he can make the leap from special teams ace to starter. If nobody steps up at inside linebacker early in camp, Brown wouldn’t be surprised if the Ravens look into signing a veteran inside linebacker to compete for a starting job.
- In today’s mailbag, a reader asks Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun if he feels that the Ravens caught a break by not trading up to get Jalen Ramsey. After what the Ravens went through last season with Breshad Perriman, the team is surely cautious when it comes to knee injuries. However, Zrebiec argues that Ramsey is extremely talented and his injury could turn out to be rather minor. All in all, it’s far too early to say whether the Ravens lucked out when Dallas said no to their trade offer.
- Last week, the Ravens agreed to terms on a deal with free agent cornerback Jerraud Powers. Powers, 28, spent the first four years of his NFL career in Indianapolis before making a move to Arizona in 2013. He spent the last three seasons with the Cardinals. Having started 82 of his 87 career regular-season games, the former third-round pick was one of the more accomplished cornerbacks still available on the free agent market.