The Baltimore Ravens don’t seem to realize this is the dead zone. Nothing is supposed to happen between now and training camp.
The Baltimore Ravens are continuing to add talent after yesterday’s flurry of moves. The Ravens are signing edge rusher Shane Ray and wide receiver Michael Floyd, just one day after adding R.J. Prince and Pernell McPhee.
Shane Ray was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 23rd pick of the first round in the 2014 NFL Draft. Since being selected, however, Ray has underwhelmed. He’s started in just 15 games and notched only 14 sacks in his first four years. He has also had 94 combined tackles in his NFL career. Ray’s progression was stunted in 2017 after a series of injuries landed him on the IR twice in one year. Ray was coming off of an 8 sack season, and only managed one sack in 2017 and 2018.
Michael Floyd was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the 13th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played well during his stint in Arizona. He caught 209 passes for 3,293 yards and 19 touchdowns from 2012 to 2015. However, he saw a loss of production in 2016, and a DUI arrest and subsequent release by the Cardinals made matters worse. Floyd was claimed by New England after his release and was on the Patriots’ roster as they moved into the playoffs. However, he was inactive for most of it, including the Super Bowl victory over the Falcons. Floyd spent time with the Vikings in 2017, and the Saints and Redskins in 2018.
Both these players could just be camp bodies for the Ravens, but each adds the potential to make the team. Ray enters a crowded edge rusher group without real leadership aside from Matthew Judon. He and McPhee will compete with Tyus Bowser and Tim Williams for spots on the roster, two young players that have disappointed in their first couple of years. Michael Floyd will enter a very crowded wide receiver group but should get time to play in camp. Rookie wide receiver Marquise Brown is coming off of Linsfranc foot surgery, and Miles Boykin has a hamstring problem, per Jeff Zrebiec of the Athletic. The Ravens will use Floyd to fill in the gaps during camp.
The Ravens don’t seem to be done yet either. Baltimore is hosting workouts for inside linebackers, including Jon Bostic, the former Bears second-round draft pick that most recently played for the Pittsburgh Steers. Baltimore is looking for inside linebacker help after the loss of C.J. Mosley.
Floyd is at least pending a physical, I would assume the same for Ray.
Update: 4:08 PM
The Ravens cut QB Jalan McClendon and DT Kalil Morris to make room for Shane Ray and Michael Floyd.