The Baltimore Ravens have plenty of decisions to make when it comes to their 2023 offseason. They will look to improve their roster through many different avenues, one of which is bringing back some of their key players.
During his end of season press conference with head coach John Harbaugh, Baltimore general manager Eric DeCosta was asked about the potential of bringing back both defensive lineman Calais Campbell and outside linebacker Justin Houston. DeCosta revealed that he talked with both players, but opted to keep those conversations private while saying that he respects each of them and wants those types of players on the team.
“Well, I did meet with both guys. I would probably keep those conversations private out of respect for those guys. Actually – for whatever reason – I met with over 20 players this year, so I had a long day. Normally, it’s usually like five or six. I think [head coach] John [Harbaugh] was trying to create some time for himself, and he would send some guys over to me. They were really good conversations; I enjoyed my time with the team this week. I did speak with Calais [Campbell] and Justin [Houston]; [I have] a lot of respect for both those guys, the way they played this year and just their whole careers, really, and the respect that they command in the locker room and on the field. Those are the kind of guys you want to have on your team, those veteran presences who play well and really back it up by how they play. Those are the kind of guys who want to add.”
Both Campbell and Houston have made major impacts during their time in Baltimore, and would both be solid re-additions to the defense considering how well both are still playing. They provide immense value both on and off of the field, and would likely be welcomed back to the Ravens with open arms.