Ravens reportedly lose 5 free agents RB Edwards to LA Chargers

The Baltimore Ravens will officially lose three of their own free agents when the new NFL league year begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. More departures are expected, as the Ravens will also look to make additions in free agency.

As the legal tampering period opened today, allowing teams to negotiate with pending free agents who have agents, reports surfaced that the Ravens have already lost three of their own players to deals with other teams.

The biggest name is running back Gus Edwards, who will reportedly join the Los Angeles Chargers on a two-year contract on Wednesday. Edwards will reunite with his former offensive coordinator Greg Roman and play for head coach Jim Harbaugh in Los Angeles. He’ll also be joining the Chargers’ new general manager Joe Hortiz, who left the Ravens this offseason.

Safety Geno Stone is also on his way out, reportedly agreeing to a two-year, $15 million deal with the AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals. Stone is expected to become a starter in Cincinnati after a career-best season in 2023 where he tied for second in the NFL with seven interceptions.

In a span of 20 minutes, another departure was reported – the Ravens will lose All-Pro return specialist Devin Duvernay to the Jacksonville Jaguars on a two-year contract. Duvernay was not expected to return to Baltimore, which has internal candidates at return specialist and limited salary cap space.

While these deals were agreed to during the tampering period, they cannot become official until the start of free agency on Wednesday. All teams must also be compliant with the salary cap when processing these contracts, meaning cuts and restructured deals are likely underway.

Two more Ravens were also reported to be on the move – cornerback Ronald Darby will join Duvernay in Jacksonville on a two-year pact, while starting left guard John Simpson has agreed to terms with the New York Jets.