With some big names available this offseason, it’s hard to ignore the possibility of Newsome making some moves to improve the Ravens offensive line, wide receivers and pass rush.
Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network told Ryan Mink at BaltimoreRavens.com that he doesn’t expect the Ravens to make any “huge splashes in free agency.”
La Canfora did have some bargains at wide receiver that he could see Baltimore pursuing.
But when it comes to centers and pass rushers, he doesn’t see a good fit.
At center, there are some big names such as San Diego’s Nick Hardwick, Houston’s Chris Myers and Green Bay’s Scott Wells. They might command more than Baltimore’s willing to spend.
“I see them probably drafting a center,” La Canfora said. “I don’t know that there’s going to be someone out there that makes more sense than going that route.”
As Mink points out, last year the Ravens were linked to some trade rumors for Giants pass rusher Osi Umenyiora. After winning Super Bowl XLVI and racking up nine sacks in nine game along the way, Umenyiora will likely be the center of attention this offseason as well. He told ESPN’s Mike and Mike that he wouldn’t be surprised if the Giants decided to move him.
“I can see it going either way,” Umenyiora said. “I can see where they keep me, I can see where they would trade me, because it makes sense both ways.”
Umenyiora has one year left on his contract in New York and will make $3.975 million in 2012.