Prioritizing the Ravens' free agents
NFL free agency begins on March 11, kicking off a spending spree the Ravens aren't likely to be a major part of. They are more likely to focus on keeping some of their own free agents, a task they have already started to take on. But they won't be able to keep all of them. So who should be the priority?
In this week's Five for Friday, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel ranks, in order, the five Ravens free agents the team should prioritize based on team need, cost and productivity.
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4. Defensive tackle Arthur Jones( Christopher T. Assaf, Baltimore Sun / November 10, 2013 )
In his four years in Baltimore, Jones worked his butt off and exceeded expectations every season. A self-made standout player, Jones was one of the team¿s best defenders in 2013 and stands to cash in on the open market. I would have him higher on this list, but it seems likely he is already long gone like Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe last offseason. The Ravens would like to keep him, but he has earned the right to take his talents and his Super Bowl ring elsewhere and set up his family for life. If they could afford it, though, it would behoove the Ravens to bring him back because he is an asset.