Ravens 2024 Free Agents: Baltimore Has Decisions on J.K. Dobbins, Odell Beckham Jr., Jadeveon Clowney, Gus Edwards

The Baltimore Ravens have some difficult choices to make in the 2024 offseason as a number of key pieces on both sides face free agency.

Free agency was incredibly productive for the Baltimore Ravens in 2023. General manager Eric DeCosta and head coach John Harbaugh could hardly have hoped to check more items off their to-do list.

After initially deploying the franchise tag, the Ravens agreed to a long-term extension with quarterback Lamar Jackson, who won his second MVP award this past season.

Baltimore also used free agency to fill voids at critical positions like wide receiver and pass rusher. Some of those players inked one-year deals and will hit the market again next spring, forcing DeCosta and Harbaugh to make difficult decisions.

Let’s run through all of the Ravens’ 2024 free agents.

Who Are the Baltimore Ravens’ Upcoming Free Agents?

DT Justin Madubuike

Just two interior defenders had more pressures last season than Justin Madubuike (77), per PFF. And those two players — Chris Jones and Aaron Donald — just happen to be among the highest-paid DTs in the NFL.

Madubuike has every right to ask for $22-23 million per year on his next contract. But he feels like the type of player the Ravens have historically let walk. Depending on how Madubuike fares on the open market (and how aggressive Baltimore is in free agency), DeCosta and Co. could get a third-round compensatory pick for letting Madubuike leave.

LB Patrick Queen

Baltimore’s 2022 acquisition of Roquan Smith allowed fellow LB Patrick Queen to do what he does best — come downhill and attack. But the Ravens’ trade for Smith also started the countdown on Queen’s stint in Baltimore.

The Ravens made Queen a first-round pick in 2020, and he’s shown steady improvement. But Baltimore showed its hand when it declined Queen’s fifth-year option for 2024, and the club already made Smith the NFL’s highest-paid LB via a five-year, $100 million extension.

RBs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards

J.K. Dobbins staged a hold-in over the offseason in an attempt to convince the Ravens to give him a contract extension. In what feels like too familiar of a story, the two sides couldn’t agree to a new deal before Dobbins tore his Achilles in Week 1.

Dobbins has always been effective when he’s been able to stay on the field. He leads all running backs with 5.8 yards per attempt since entering the league in 2020 (min. 200 carries).

But the former second-round pick will have also missed 42 of his last 51 games when he reaches free agency in March. Dobbins will likely have to settle for a one-year, incentive-based deal.

Fellow RB Gus Edwards has battled his own injury issues, most recently a torn ACL that cost him the entire 2021 campaign. But he ranks first in rushing success rate (57.9%) since joining the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2018.

How much Edwards has benefited from Baltimore’s scheme and Jackson’s gravity as a rushing threat is a legitimate question. Dobbins ranks second in rushing success rate during his NFL tenure, suggesting that running within the confines of the Ravens’ offense has been advantageous.

WRs Odell Beckham Jr. and Devin Duvernay

Baltimore’s decision to give Odell Beckham Jr. $15 million fully guaranteed remains one of the strangest decisions of the last offseason. The 31-year-old finished with 35 catches for 565 yards and three touchdowns and might not find half the annual salary he landed with the Ravens in 2024.

While Devin Duvernay was heavily involved in Baltimore’s offense in 2022, the club’s additions of OBJ, Agholor, and first-round pick Zay Flowers have reduced his role. Instead, Duvernay reverted to his previous role — ace return man. That’s usually worth $3 million or so annually on the open market.

S Geno Stone

Any team in the NFL could have signed Geno Stone earlier this offseason. The Ravens declined to give him a restricted free agent offer, briefly making him available to the entire league before re-signing him to a new contract worth less than $2 million.

In return, Stone turned in an outstanding performance. After injuries forced him into the starting lineup, the 2020 seventh-round pick finished second in the NFL with seven interceptions. Baltimore already has Marcus Williams on an expensive contract, so Stone might have to go elsewhere to get paid.

EDGE Jadeveon Clowney

The Ravens led the NFL with 60 sacks despite lacking a premier edge rusher. Jadeveon Clowney was Baltimore’s best outside linebacker, posting his best campaign in several seasons by managing 9.5 sacks.

Still, Clowney has become the definition of an NFL mercenary. He’ll be 31 years old next season and will likely sign another one-year deal. But Clowney has earned a significant bump over the $2.5 million he played for in 2023.

QB Tyler Huntley

Will any team give Tyler Huntley a chance to start? Huntley, who hilariously made the Pro Bowl after just four starts in 2022, has always been a perfect backup for Lamar Jackson because the Ravens don’t have to change their offense when he enters games.

While Huntley still has a lot of work to do as a passer, his mobility could make him a fit as a backup for teams like the Buffalo Bills or Indianapolis Colts if Baltimore doesn’t re-sign him.

Other Ravens 2024 Free Agents

  • QB Josh Johnson
  • RB Dalvin Cook
  • G John Simpson
  • G Kevin Zeitler
  • C Sam Mustipher
  • EDGE Kyle Van Noy
  • EDGE Malik Harrison
  • DT Michael Pierce
  • DT Brent Urban
  • LB Del’Shawn Phillips
  • CB Ronald Darby
  • CR Arthur Maulet
  • CB Rock Ya-Sin
  • CB Trayvon Mullen
  • S Daryl Worley
  • LS Tyler Ott

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