Gibril Wilson

NFL free agency primer: safety

NFL free agency primer: safety

In the last installment of our position-by-position free agency primers, we will look at the safeties. The Ravens will likely have holes to fill at safety, but they aren’t going to be in the market for a high-priced free agent, not with Ed Reed returning in 2012 and not after strong safety Bernard Pollard fit in so well in his first season in Baltimore.

But Haruki Nakamura and Tom Zbikowski, reserve safeties whom the team drafted in 2008, are free agents and could leave for expanded roles elsewhere. The Ravens might consider signing a cheap backup who can also play special teams, but they may also look to the draft for players who can play dual roles.

In terms of the top...