As for outside linebacker, O’Halloran has Malik Reed,Malik Carney and Tre’ Crawford on the outside looking in.
O’Halloran has Broncos CB Davontae Harris among their notable cuts at cornerback. Harris was a 2018 fifth-round pick.
Former NFL GM and analyst for the Athletic Michael Lombardi writes the most obvious question for the Chargers in 2020 is if veteran QB Tyrod Taylor can provide enough as a passer to allow Los Angeles to contend for a playoff spot.
Per the Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec, Ravens OC Greg Roman said finding a way to split touches between RBs Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards, Justice Hill and second-round rookie J.K. Dobbins was a good problem to have: “I love good problems. I think I’ve learned over the years, if you got good problems, bring them this way. … It makes me excited to no end. I don’t think you can have enough really good running backs and we’ve got a plethora of them.”
Regarding Baltimore’s playoff loss to the Titans, Roman said the offense sputtering was his fault: “We just didn’t execute at the highest level. It behooves us to move on and get even better.” (Zrebiec)
Roman and the rest of the team have high expectations for 2019 first-round WR Marquise Brown in his second season. Brown dealt with a foot injury his entire rookie season: “All of us to a man we’re saying, wow, once Hollywood has a real offseason, that’s going to be something. I really think he’s had a great offseason physically.” (Zrebiec)
While the Ravens have discussed moving CB Jimmy Smith to safety, DC Don Martindale said it was “a wait-and-see thing.” (Zrebiec)
Martindale mentioned Ravens CB Tavon Young, who missed 2019 with a neck injury, is healthy and should be good to go for 2020: “He looks good over the computer.” (Zrebiec)
Martindale is confident Ravens first-round LB Patrick Queen can step into the starting lineup from Day 1 as a rookie despite not opening last year as a starter at LSU: “He’s going to rise to the challenge. He doesn’t repeat mistakes. I told him if he’s going to make a mistake, make it at 100 miles per hour.” (Jamison Hensley)