The Baltimore Ravens' slow start to free agency will pick up some steam.
So far, they have been busy watching key players leave rather than ushering in new additions. However, don't expect the remainder of free agency to pass in this fashion.
So, let's take a look at Ravens, as well as the Broncos and Eagles, and see if we can get an indication of where they're headed this offseason.
This leaves the Ravens in need of an inside linebacker, which led to this logical conclusion by the Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy:
There have been some rumors that Ravens might look at Maualuga. I wonder if that accelerates now— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) March 12, 2013
That would be the Cincinnati Bengals Rey Maualuga, and he would be a solid veteran addition for the Ravens. The 26-year-old is a terrific run stopper, and he would add a nice consistent presence for Baltimore.
Of course, the Ravens have to also try and replace the production of wide receiver Anquan Boldin. To that end, Evan Silva of Rotoworld passed along that ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Ravens have interest in wide receiver Danny Amendola.
Amendola has been productive, but he can't stay healthy. That obviously makes this a gamble, but it will also keep his price down.
The Broncos need serious help at defensive tackle. They certainly seem to realize this as, if rumors are to be believed, they are making the position a priority.
Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com tweeted:
Terrance Knighton on his way to visit the Denver Broncos. Would be a nice get inside for Denver and Del Rio knows Pot Roast— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) March 12, 2013
Terrance Knighton would look mighty nice clogging up the middle for the Broncos while also helping take some attention off of the Broncos' edge pass rush.
The 26-year-old Knighton isn't the only tackle the Broncos have been linked to. Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reports the Broncos have also expressed some interest in veteran defensive tackle Richard Seymour.
Seymour has struggled to stay healthy the past couple of seasons, but it would be fun to see if he could summon one more big year with a chance to capture another ring.
As the Associated Press reports, the Eagles released corner Nnamdi Asomugha. Despite this, they apparently still don't have any interest in the following secondary players.
According to PhillyMag.com's Tim McManus, the Eagles will not be landing Sean Smith, Dashon Goldson and Darrelle Revis—who would come via a trade.
So what are the Eagles looking for?
It just might be the interior of the defensive line. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that NT Isaac Sopoaga is scheduled for a visit to Philly.
Meanwhile, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Philadelphia is also interested in DT Ricky Jean-Francois.
I like this strategy for the Eagles. They need to get stronger in the trenches, and at some point, they must also beef up the offensive line.