Originally written January 06, 2014 on Ravens Football Machine:
Corey Graham, the 28-year old cornerback who stepped up to fill the shoes of Cary Williams in 2013 after Williams left Baltimore for Philadelphia, had a very good year. At 6-0 and 196, Graham was reliable and durable. He was great in coverage. He had 65 tackles, 3 INT's and 1 forced fumble as well. And at $2 million salary in 2013, he was a bargain. His price tag just went up, however.  Corey Graham is an unrestricted free agent. Today the Ravens released their official list of free agents, and Graham's situation jumped out at me. He's going to get offers from other teams. I can't see the Ravens not wanting to hold on to him, since Graham brings stability to their defensive backfield. The Ravens have several free agents who could get big deals on the open market, including 10 players with starting experience. Here is a closer look at all of the Ravens’ free agents this offseason: Unrestricted Free Agents (UFA) Players that have the ability to sign with any team in the NFL once the new league year begins on March 11. The Ravens have the ability to negotiate with their unrestricted free agents, or use the franchise tag to keep one of them, but other teams do not have to provide any compensation for signing the UFAs like they do for restricted UFAs (see below). The Ravens UFAs (14) are: Tight end Dallas Clark Nose tackle Terrence Cody Tight end Ed Dickson Cornerback Corey Graham Safety James Ihedigbo Defensive tackle Arthur Jones Wide receiver Jacoby Jones Safety Jeromy Miles Left tackle Eugene Monroe Right tackle Michael Oher Tight end Dennis Pitta Running back Bernard Scott Middle linebacker Daryl Smith Wide receiver Brandon Stokley (plans to retire) Restricted Free Agents  (RFAs) Players with three accrued NFL seasons whose contracts have expired, but received a qualifying offer from their current club that restricts their ability to sign with a new team. The Ravens have the first rights to sign their RFAs by designating them with a salary tender corresponding to a specified draft pick. A RFA could sign with another team if that new team signs the player to an offer sheet, and the Ravens choose not to match the offer. In that situation, the Ravens would then receive draft pick compensation from the new club for the RFA. The Ravens RFAs (two) are: Wide receiver Tandon Doss Linebacker Albert McClellan Exclusive Rights Free Agent Players with two accrued NFL seasons whose contracts have expired, but do not have the ability to sign with another team unless their current club chooses not to re-sign them. The Ravens exclusive rights free agents (six) are: Safety Omar Brown Outside linebacker D.J. Bryant Inside linebacker Josh Bynes Outside linebacker Adrian Hamilton Safety Anthony Levine Safety Brynden Trawick I'm just starting to go down that list of unrestricted free agents and guess who might stay for a matching offer, or who might get the franchise tag, or who is either going to bolt for greener pastures ---- or simply not asked to re-sign and released. I'm intrigued by keeping Graham ---but not at any cost---and I think Daryl Smith should be tendered an offer for at least a 2-year deal. I like Arthur Jones and I just might put the franchise tag on him if necessary. I'm not sure about Terrence Cody--- he says he wants to stay here. I am sure Michael Oher and Eugene Monroe are not the answers at offensive tackle anymore. Maybe I tender Oher a reasonable offer based upon his value as a back-up guy next year, Pitta is an interesting case. He probably will give the Ravens a home-town discount based on his gratitude for how the team took care of him during his rehab from the hip dislocation. Jacoby Jones? I'd offer him a reasonable extension through 2015. I would not get involved in a bidding war. Dallas Clark and James Ihedigbo will probably be allowed to walk away. Same goes for Ed Dickson and Bernard Scott.  
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Hudson wonders what Nationals have between their legs

Russell Wilson admits in new essay: 'I was a bully growing up'

Miguel Cabrera turns down playoff bonus from Tigers

Rich Gannon blasts Raiders personnel: ‘They’re stealing’

Suspended KeiVarae Russell: Notre Dame becoming ridiculous

Antrel Rolle: Amukamara improved after losing virginity

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

High school football player dies after suffering head injury

Giants shut out Pirates, advance to NLDS

Cowboys' Spillman accused of rape at team hotel

Report: Patriots benched WR for mouthing off to coach

Jose Bautista busts up reporter over Twitter

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Kobe, Kanye West play ball together in private gym session

Manziel, Kevin Sumlin went to a Rick Ross party together?

AUDIO: Radio host crashes car during interview

GALLERY: Derek Jeter tops list of athletes with weird phobias

WATCH: LeBron James makes one special Cavs fan’s night

10 most shocking developments so far in 2014 NFL season

WATCH: Matthew McConaughey gives pep talk to Longhorns

ESPN reporter announces she has breast cancer

Byron Scott explains why Kobe wouldn't make a good coach

Hibbert texts Duncan for advice on being like Spurs

Belichick repeats moving 'on to Cincinnati' during presser

Donald Sterling’s wife called the cops on V. Stiviano

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Russell Wilson: 'I was a bully growing up'

Radio host crashes car during interview

GALLERY: Athletes and odd phobias

Amukamara better after lost virginity?

H.S. player dies after suffering head injury

Cowboys player accused of rape

Scott: Kobe would not be a good coach

Pats WR benched for mouthing off?

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Donnell benches himself in fantasy and loses

Gordon: Drug policy is harrassment

Who is the new face of baseball?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.