An exclusive rights free agent is a player who is not under contract but has two years of NFL experience. A player in this category is not really a free agent. He cannot sign with any other team, if he does not sign the contract, the player has to quit.
Many exclusive rights free agents are reserves or practice squad players. The players the Ravens signed were outside linebacker Sergio Kindle, guard/center Justin Boren, long snapper Morgan Cox, cornerback Danny Gorer and linebacker Josh Bynes.
All of these players could make an impact for the Ravens next season. Here is a closer look at each of these players.