While Morris Claiborne was the hot name, the Ravens ended up signing a different former Dallas Cowboys CB.
We have reached a 4-year agreement with CB Brandon Carr.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 16, 2017
RSR Staff react to the signing here.
While all eyes were on a different Dallas CB, the Ravens managed to sign Brandon Carr who has played every game in his nine-year career. Carr’s experience improves the secondary immediately and adds depth to a position that has serious question marks entering the 2017 season. The organization will likely still spend a top pick on a young corner for the future.
Looks like the Ravens secondary won’t be the biggest concern this season…at least the starters. They still need depth, but it looks much better this year than last. Now, I’d like to see some movement on the offensive line.
This is an interesting signing to say the least. Carr has actually been the more consistent and reliable CB compared to Mo Claiborne, but Claiborne has always had the upside to be a shutdown corner. Carr provides a physical presence and is comfortable playing on an island. He’s never been spectacular, but he’s a steady guy who doesn’t make a lot of mental mistakes.
Ozzie is pulling out all the stops to address the secondary here in free agency. It’s great to see the commitment, but one can’t help but wonder where the resources to fill the other holes will come from. The great thing about Carr is that he’s been extremely durable, having never missed a game in his nine-year career. He’s 30, so a four-year deal seems a bit risky regardless. However:
Brandon Carr signing a 1-year deal with series of options to make it a 4-year, $24M deal w/ Ravens, per source. Likely a 2-year, $12M deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2017
We’ll post more knee-jerk reactions as they roll in…