Stay or leave: Forecasting the Ravens’ 2014 class of free agents

March 04, 2014 | Luke Jones

These players have two or fewer accrued seasons in the league and own no negotiating rights. In order for the Ravens to retain the rights to these players, they must tender contracts at the league minimum based on their respective service times in the NFL. Though not certain, the Ravens generally tender all exclusive-rights players since their contracts are not guaranteed for the 2014 season.

S Omar Brown: STAYS
Skinny: Not blessed with great speed, Brown has stuck around primarily on the practice squad over the last two seasons and has solid ball skills as a backup safety.

LB D.J. Bryant: STAYS
Skinny: The former Randallstown standout impressed last summer before a season-ending knee injury in the preseason finale and will be fighting to make the 53-man roster this summer.

LB Josh Bynes: STAYS
Skinny: Largely a forgotten man once McClain returned to action last October, Bynes is better than many give him credit for and should remain as the Ravens’ top backup inside linebacker in 2014.

LB Adrian Hamilton: STAYS
Skinny: A wrist injury allowed Hamilton to spend 2013 on injured reserve and many in the organization like his potential as a pass-rush specialist, but it’s time for the Prairie View A&M product to show what he can do.

S Anthony Levine: STAYS
Skinny: A regular special-teams player last season, Levine will once again contend for a spot on the 53-man roster but hasn’t shown much ability as a defensive player.

S Brynden Trawick: STAYS
Skinny: A feel-good story of the 2013 preseason, Trawick committed the gaffe in the season opener that caused Jacoby Jones’ knee injury but still figures to have a solid chance to make the 53-man roster this summer.