Free Agency By The Numbers


The numbers thrown around during this week's free agency frenzy have been staggering – particularly some of the gaudy contract figures.

$114 million for defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. $70 million for cornerback Darrelle Revis.

The Ravens stayed out of that high-stakes bidding for some of the game's top talent, but the first few days of free agency were still significant in Baltimore.

Here's a look at some key numbers to break down free agency:

11 – The number of touchdowns the Ravens will have to replace with Torrey Smith's departure. Smith led the Ravens in this category last season, and now the Ravens will have to find other options to put points on the board.

30– Touchdowns for Smith during his four years in Baltimore, which are the most by any receiver in team history.

48 – Catches that the Ravens will have to replace after tight end Owen Daniels signed with the Broncos. The Ravens have a hole at this spot with Daniels' departure and Dennis Pitta's future is uncertain.

7.5 – Sacks last year by outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, who signed a five-year deal with the Bears reportedly worth $40 million.

0 – The number of games that McPhee started last year. Even though McPhee cashed in with a big deal, he was still a part-time player for the Ravens and was primarily used as a pass-rush* *specialist.

445 – Tackles by defensive tackle Haloti Ngata during his nine seasons in Baltimore. Ngata was the anchor in the middle of Baltimore's defense for nearly a decade, but a tight salary-cap situation forced the Ravens to trade him to the Lions just before the start of the new league year.

4 –The number of sacks last year by rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, who will largely be tasked will filling the void left by Ngata. By comparison, Ngata had just two sacks last season.

5.4– The yards per carry that running back Justin Forsett averaged last season with the Ravens, which led all NFL running backs. The Ravens brought back Forsett on a three-year deal, and the veteran stressed that he still has plenty of good years ahead of him. "I'm hungry to go out and show that I'm only going to get better with time," he said.

$3 million / $9 million – The difference in reported annual salary for Forsett compared to what the Buffalo Bills gave LeSean McCoy. Buffalo signed McCoy to a five-year deal worth $45 million after trading for him, while the Ravens signed Forsett for a three-year deal reportedly worth a total of $9 million.

53 – The number of additional rushing yards that McCoy had over Forsett, which pales in comparison to their contract sizes. The Ravens running back also had three more touchdowns than McCoy.

2– Defensive starters from the Super Bowl XLVII team left on the roster. With the Haloti Ngata trade, Terrell Suggs and Courtney Upshaw are the only two starting defenders remaining from that game just over two years ago.

8 – Ravens unrestricted free agents still on the market. The Ravens could try to bring back players like safety Jeromy Miles and cornerback Danny Gorrer, but they currently remain unsigned.

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