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Baltimore Ravens 2021 free agency outlook

The Ravens head into 2021 free agency coming off an 11-5 season. We break down their free agents, cap space, and more.

Baltimore Ravens defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) rushes during the second half as Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva (78) blocks at M&T Bank Stadium. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

After losing in the AFC Divisional round to the Buffalo Bills, the Baltimore Ravens need to make some major additions to their wide receiver core to help out Lamar Jackson. Jackson’s top two receiving options were Mark Andrews and Marquise “Hollywood” Brown. Luckily, the Ravens will have some space to make an addition or two. Speaking of Jackson, he could also be re-signed to a contract extension this offseason. Baltimore will also have to make two decisions on pending unrestricted free agents Matt Judon and Yannick Ngakoue.

Lost revenue due to COVID-19 will impact every team, but with so many free agents the likely drop in the league wide salary cap number could make things difficult. The 2020 number was around $198 million, while the 2021 number could drop to $180.5 million according to Over The Cap, but is subject to change.

Salary cap

Estimated 2021 cap space: $24,785,773

Franchise/Transition Tag possibilities:

According to Spotrac, the calculated market value for Judon is $15.6M, while for Ngakoue it is set at $15.5M. Coincidentally, they have both players receiving four-year deals worth $62 million. If the Ravens were to do one of those deals it would only leave them with $9 million in cap space, which less than ideal. Therefore, its possible that we see a franchise tag for Ngakoue because they gave up draft capital for the young defensive end.

2021 transactions

Free agent signings


Free agent departures




Notable free agents

Baltimore Ravens 2021 free agency

Pos Player 2021 team
Pos Player 2021 team
RB Gus Edwards*
WR Willie Snead
WR Dez Bryant
WR Chris Moore
WR DeAndrew White
TE Eric Tomlinson
C Matt Skura
RG D.J. Fluker
EDGE Yannick Ngakoue
EDGE Matt Judon
EDGE Tyus Bowser
EDGE Pernell McPhee
LB Chris Board*
IDL Derek Wolfe
IDL Justin Ellis
IDL Jihad Ward
S Anthony Levine
S Jordan Richards
LS Morgan Cox

* Denotes Restricted Free Agent (RFA)