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Free Agency Primer: Ravens DE Lawrence Guy


The Ravens have 11 players set to become unrestricted free agents, and we will provide a breakdown for each of them heading into the start of the new league year on March 9.

Let's continue the series with defensive end Lawrence Guy.

2016 stats: 10 starts, 28 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble


Guy has been an under-the-radar contributor in Baltimore's defense for the past three seasons. He was used as mostly a rotational player in 2015 behind Chris Canty, and put up a career-high 4.5 sacks and 46 tackles. Guy started 10 games last year, but saw his numbers dip both in tackles and sacks. Still, he was a piece of Baltimore's run-stuffing defense that finished No. 5 in the NFL.

Why Ravens Should Keep HimBaltimore's first priority on defense is stopping the run, and Guy is a reliable and flexible player to get that done. Guy likely won't break the bank on the open market, and the Ravens know what they're going to get with him. At 26 years old, Guy could still be on his way up.

Why Guy May Walk

The Ravens have other, cheaper options to step in at defensive end. Brent Urban is entering his third season after playing in all 16 games last year and registering 10 tackles and two sacks. The Ravens also have high hopes for Bronson Kaufusi, who they drafted in the third round last year but didn't play after suffering a season-ending ankle injury. Both are big-bodied, talented players who could be given their chance to step into a larger role.

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