3 more players have signed sign their tenders.
Troy Smith re-joined the Ravens by signing a 1-year deal worth $1.101 million. The former Heisman Trophy winner openly discussed his desire to be traded and to be a starting quarterback. I, for one, welcome his presence. Smith has been a decent backup to starter Joe Flacco; he holds a career QB rating of 79.7. If things don’t work out, the Ravens could trade him for a draft pick to 3 reportedly interested teams: the Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders and Carolina Panthers. The Ravens could profit by trading the former 5th-round pick for a 3rd- or 4th-rounder.
Tony Moll also re-joined the team by signing his low tender. His contract is worth $1.176 million and set for 1 year. Moll was acquired from the Green Bay Packers last year when the Ravens traded Derrick Martin. Moll has given the Ravens depth at the guard and tackle positions.
Demetrius Williams was the 3rd player to re-sign with the Ravens since the deadline. He agreed to the same deal as Moll, a 1-year $1.176 million contract. Williams is competing for an already competitive wide receiving group. The addition of Anquan Boldin and Donte Stallworth leaves little room for him. Williams must step up his game in the offseason if he wants to prove his worthiness on the active roster. His deep-threat abilities show signs of potential; he just needs to bulk up a little more and play aggressively.
There are still 6 remaining restricted free agents who have not re-signed with the Ravens. Since the deadline has past, the 6 RFA are now locked to the Baltimore Ravens, meaning they cannot sign with any other team. If these players do not sign by June 15th, they will lose their offers and their salaries could be reduced.
Stay tuned for more RFA news.