3 former Ravens players who are still surprisingly free agents

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CINCINNATI, OH – JANUARY 08: Kenyan Drake #17 of the Baltimore Ravens runs with the ball during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on January 8, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

The Baltimore Ravens are looking to return to the playoffs for the fifth time in six years, but there are some familiar faces not currently with the team.

An offseason that started out with a major question has started to come together nicely for general manager Eric DeCosta and head coach John Harbaugh.

The Baltimore Ravens had a solid 10-7 showing in 2022 after finishing in last place in the AFC North with an 8-9 record the previous year. Granted, this past season ended with a loss at Cincinnati in the wild-card playoffs.

DeCosta has quarterback Lamar Jackson under contract and over the last few months the club added wide receivers Nelson Agholor, Odell Beckham Jr., and Zay Flowers, the latter a first-round pick in April. Still, there are some players that the Ravens have not opted to bring back, at least not at the moment.

3. RB Kenyan Drake

He’s one of a slew of University of Alabama running backs that have had success in the NFL. However, as of this writing, Kenyan Drake is still on the open market. A third-round pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2016, he spent his first three-plus years in South Florida before being dealt to the Cardinals near the 2019 trade deadline.

He spent all of 2020 in the desert, joined the Las Vegas Raiders one year later, and played in 12 games with the Ravens this past season. He finished with more carries than any running back on the team (109) and ranked third on the club with 482 yards rushing and four touchdowns. Drake added 17 catches for 89 yards and one score. He tied for the team lead with five total TDs in 2022.

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