The Baltimore Ravens haven’t made many moves over the course of the 2023 offseason. They haven’t added any outside free agents, and have seen many of their own players walk for new opportunities. However, Baltimore agreed to re-sign one of their key contributors on Thursday.
The Ravens signed fourth-year safety Geno Stone to a contract after deciding not to tender him as a restricted free agent earlier in the week. The move came just a day after their trade with the New York Jets to send veteran safety Chuck Clark to the Big Apple was finalized, and should help shore up the depth in their secondary in 2023.
Stone was a seventh-round pick by the Ravens in the 2020 NFL draft, and has made a name for himself as a rock-solid contributor in Baltimore’s defensive backfield. He should be expected to take on an expanded role in the team’s defense next season after putting together an impressive 2022 campaign.
While this deal is effectively a re-signing by the Ravens, it is an indication that the team is actively looking to add talent in free agency, even if only by not losing players who took the field for them last season. Baltimore has been eerily quiet on the free agent market while they seek to sign quarterback Lamar Jackson to a long-term deal, but their decision to keep Stone around should bode well for their chances of signing other difference makers in the coming days.
Story originally appeared on Ravens Wire