Ravens GM: ‘Phones are still hot’

The Baltimore Ravens have been one of the busiest teams during free agency, and yet GM Ozzie Newsome told the Baltimore Sun that the team could have more moves on tap.

The Ravens re-signed LB Ray Lewis and signed C Matt Birk and CB Domonique Foxworth. Meanwhile, they lost LB Bart Scott and S Jim Leonhard to the Jets and C Jason Brown to the Rams

Newsome told the Sun the team is still working on its roster.

    “We’re not done yet. I can tell you that,” general manager Ozzie Newsome said. “The phones are still hot.”
    The unfinished business could include upgrading at offensive tackle, bringing in a kicker, signing an inside linebacker, adding depth at tight end and finding an additional cornerback.
    Perhaps the biggest surprise this offseason has been the Ravens’ inactivity at wide receiver.

St. Louis WR Torry Holt has been floated as a potential target for the Ravens. Holt, a seven-time Pro Bowler, had 64 catches for 796 yards and three touchdowns for the Rams in ’08. Holt recently asked for his release in St. Louis, and the Ravens could use a playmaker at wide receiver. The Sun broke down the remaining free agents at the position:

    Besides the Holt possibility, there doesn’t seem to be much left in free agency that could add another dimension to the Ravens’ receiving group. The best available are Marvin Harrison (who is coming off two mediocre seasons) and Joey Galloway (who failed to score a touchdown last season). The other alternatives are D.J. Hackett, Bobby Engram, Amani Toomer, Reggie Williams and Drew Bennett.
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