Baltimore Ravens: Top options to replace Earl Thomas at safety

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2. Free Agency top options

Even at this juncture of the offseason, there are some pretty good free agent safeties yet available besides, of course, Earl Thomas.

Eric Reid was tremendous last year with the Carolina Panthers, at least statistically, racking up 130 total tackles, seven tackles for a loss, five QB hits, and six pass breakups.

Many of Reid’s numbers last year with Carolina were the best in his career, and he is still only 28 years of age. He would be an easy option to come in and be able to learn Don Martindale’s defense in short order and be productive.

Another veteran who could make sense is former Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones, who was limited to just four games a season ago.

Jones has 21 career interceptions and heading into his age 32 season, he needs to obviously prove he’s healthy enough to contribute but he could be a solid addition at this point as well.

Morgan Burnett, Antoine Bethea, Clayton Geathers, and even Tony Jefferson are also all still out there on the free agent heap, and those players could all have an impact for Baltimore.