Well the lockout has been lifted for less than a day and already the wheels of free agency are turning. In a stunning move the Ravens are releasing veterans Todd Heap, Kelly Gregg, Willis McGahee and Derrick Mason.
The releases of Gregg and McGahee are not particularly surprising as both were starting to slow down and it was clear near the end of last year that they might not be long for the team.
Out of the three, Derrick Mason seems the most desirable. He is coming off a season with 61 receptions, 802 yards and seven touchdowns and seems to have a couple of more productive seasons left in the tank.
Many teams in the league would benefit from a veteran wide receiver who can mentor a young rising star, while some teams may just want him as the missing piece to win now. Whoever gets him will be getting a great player though, and he may end up being the most overlooked free agent of 2011.