Ravens free-agent options that are probably too good to be true
The Ravens enter free agency with a handful of needs, some bigger than others, should they feel inclined to open up their checkbook. Historically, they have been reluctant to dip into their bank account for free agents, but perhaps the right free agent could change their minds after they missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
In this week's Five for Friday, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel lists five free-agent options that are probably too good to be true.
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HAKEEM NICKS (wide receiver)( Tim Heitman, USA Today Sports / October 28, 2012 )
Nicks looked like a future star before injuries and inconsistency marred the end of his run with the New York Giants. But he is still relatively young and could be a physical, explosive complement to Torrey Smith. But if the Ravens give a big deal to a receiver this offseason, it will probably be Smith.