The Ravens took their time deciding about making an offer to wide receiver Willie Snead before ultimately signing him to an offer sheet on the final day that restricted free agents were allowed to strike deals with new teams.
Snead’s fresh start comes as part of a fresh start for the entire receiving group in Baltimore. John Brown and Michael Crabtree came as free agents and the Ravens drafted two more in an attempt to fix a weakness that grew to be a lot more than frustrating by the time the 2017 season was over.
Atlanta also signed two players with college experience at quarterback. Kurt Benkert played at Virginia the last two years after opening his college career at East Carolina while Lamar Jordan also saw time at wide receiver for New Mexico.
Louisville running back Malik Williams, Arizona State running back Demario Richard, West Virginia running back Justin Crawford, Tennessee Tech wide receiver Dontez Byrd, Northern Illinois wide receiver Christian Blake, Colorado State wide receiver Detrich Clark, Cincinnati wide receiver Devin Gray, Boise State tight end Jake Roh, Ohio tight end Troy Mangen, Alabama offensive lineman J.C. Hassenauer, Wesley College offensive lineman Matt Gono, and Utah offensive lineman Salesi Uhatafe round out the offensive additions.
On defense, the Falcons signed UCLA defensive lineman Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, Kent State defensive lineman Jontey Byrd, Georgia State defensive lineman Mackendy Cheridor, Vanderbilt linebacker Emmanuel Smith, Ball State linebacker Anthony Winbush, Rice linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbe, Brown linebacker Richard Jarvis, Florida cornerback Joseph Putu, South Carolina safety Chris Lammons, and Louisiana Tech safety Secdrick Cooper.