Since the season is officially over, as a fan that does not coach or know as much as the football professionals, I still have just a few suggestions.
*Special Teams was solid this year, no suggestions for changes except bringing in a new punter to challenge current one.
Defensive Roster Suggestions:
Chris Canty-Thanks, let walk
Haloti Ngata-do what’s best for the cap, trade or let walk, not an impactful player no more, maybe new team would reignite fire
Arthur Jones-Offer cap friendly contract if things can be done with Nagata and Suggs in a timely manner.
Terrell Suggs-Cap friendly contract or let walk (cut)
Josh Bynes-Let walk, cannot play effectively as a defensive starter, Ravens have good luck with backers in the past, clear a roster spot
Daryl Smith-Depending on free agency or draft bring back as a reserve that is willing to play special teams, ran out of gas toward end of the season.
Elvis Dumervil-Let Heal.
Lardarius Webb-Not for sure if it was the knee injury or what, Ravens would be stronger on defense moving Webb to 3rd DB/Reserve FS
James Ihedigbo-Thanks, Let walk goodbye, no range or catch up ability
Matt Elam-Let play natural/comfortable position, this is what most successful organizations do.
Jimmy Smith-Continue to coach up, potential #1 shut down corner, bring in consultant to actually make a difference-Rod Woodson?
Terrence Cody-Cut, let walk goodbye, not effective at all, wasted roster spot.
Brandon Williams-Coach Up? Bring in competition.
Pernell McPhee-Coach Up-Can play multiple positions
Arthur Brown-Weight Room, Coach up-Offseason consultant-Ray Lewis?
Albert McClellan-Give Special Team opportunity
Courtney Upshaw-Conditioning-Move to inside-Offseason consultant-Ray Lewis?
Chykie Brown-Cut, let walk
Corey Graham-Plays with a lot of heart, perfect scenario would be ST player/5th DB, if not let walk, cannot consistently cover top-tier receivers.
DeAngelo Tyson-Coach Up, Starter?
Anthony Levine, Omar Brown, John Simon, Jeromy Miles & Brynden Trawick:
Special Team Opportunity, let walk if competition can be better ST player/reserve