NFL Free Agency starts on March 9th, and the next few days will feature several Baltimore Ravens rumors. While free agency doesn't officially start until Wednesday, the league has "legal tampering" days leading up to the start of the new team year, meaning teams can discuss contracts with any player - although a deal can't be signed until Wednesday. With that in mind, here are a few of the more interesting rumors and news tidbits on the Ravens.
Ravens sign Ben Watson
Baltimore has reached an agreement with veteran free agent tight end Ben Watson, according to the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec:
Ravens have agreed in principle to a deal with free agent TE Benjamin Watson, per source— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) March 8, 2016
Watson had 74 catches for 825 yards and six touchdowns with the Saints last year.
More on the deal OG Osemele and the #Raiders have agreed to in principle: 5-year deal worth a maximum of $60M (!). Absolutely massive.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 8, 2016
The 26-year-old is widely considered to be one of the best interior linemen in the league, but has the versatility to play tackle if necessary.
Baltimore puts second-round tender on Kamar Aiken
The Ravens have placed a second-round tender on wide receiver Kamar Aiken, meaning that Baltimore would get a second-round pick if a team gives Aiken an offer that the Ravens refuse to match. Aiken will make over $2.5 million next season unless another team signs him. The 26-year-old set career highs with 75 catches for 944 yards and five touchdowns last season.