Hensley adds that if the Ravens wanted to make a “big” free agent signing, they could target Browns C Alex Mack.
Of course, both of these ideas are purely speculative options. The Ravens could use some help at receiver, and there is no guarantee that Nicks is going to secure a huge contract on the open market, especially with this year’s draft class loaded at the position.
Last year, Baltimore wound up signing DE Elvis Dumervil away from the Broncos, so I’m sure they’ll monitor the market for upgrades at positions like receiver.
The Ravens should have close to $28 million in cap space to spend on free agents as of now, but locking up Monroe and Smith would obviously cut into that figure considerably.
Nicks, 25, is all but certain to be playing elsewhere next season as the Giants have yet to give any inclination that they are interested in making him an offer.
Last year, he totaled 56 receptions for 896 yards receiving and no touchdowns. We have him listed as the No. 27 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.