Baltimore Ravens: Top options to replace Earl Thomas at safety

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Justin Evans, Baltimore Ravens
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Trade options?

Any player around the league could be available for a price, but the Baltimore Ravens probably have to think a bit on the frugal side when it comes to a trade.

Jamal Adams is obviously no longer available and would have cost a king’s ransom anyway, but what trade options could the Ravens realistically look at?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Justin Evans is currently on the PUP list, but if he can get healthy, he could be a legitimate option for them. The Bucs have Mike Edwards at one safety position and Antoine Winfield Jr. has been having a really good training camp as well.

Evans didn’t play at all last season for the Bucs but he’s been productive when he’s on the field. In the final year of his rookie deal, he could be a nice flyer for the Baltimore Ravens to take a shot on with a lot to prove this season.

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Aside from Evans, the Ravens would likely need to gauge with other teams which players are likely heading to waivers because they won’t be able to put in a claim on the more coveted players.