With Maulet signing, Ravens will still look to add depth at cornerback

OWINGS MILLS — The Ravens added depth at cornerback by re-signing Arthur Maulet to a two-year contract, the team announced on Tuesday.

That deal will help offset the loss of Ronald Darby, who signed with Jacksonville as a free agent earlier this month. Maulet finished with 37 tackles, two sacks, an interception and five passes defensed last season.

The Ravens have Marlon Humphrey, Brandon Stephens and Maulet on the current roster.

General manager Eric DeCosta will still need to add a player or two to protect the team against potential injuries.

Humphrey has missed 12 regular-season games in the past three seasons because of various ailments. Stephens appeared in 16 games and Maulet played 14 games last season.

DeCosta could look to the draft for added depth. He could also sign a veteran cornerback to compete against Joe Burrow, Deshaun Watson, and Russell Wilson in the AFC North.

Here’s a look at some of the top free-agent cornerbacks still available:

  • Stephon Gilmore — The veteran defensive back is 33, so he is on the backside of his career. However, he can still play at a high level. Last season, Gilmore finished with 68 tackles, 13 passes defended and two interceptions for the Cowboys. He allowed only four passing touchdowns.
  • Xavien Howard — He is still a playmaker at 30 and would embrace a leadership role with the Ravens. Howard spent his entire career with the Dolphins and appeared in 13 games, finishing with 45 tackles, 12 passes defended and one interception last season.
  • Tre’Davious White — The former first-round pick of the Bills in 2017, White still has a lot of solid football ahead of him at 29. While White did not have gaudy numbers last season, finishing with 12 tackles and an interception, he is solid in coverage. However, White suffered season-ending injuries in 2021 (ACL) and 2023 (Achilles).
  • Adoree’ Jackson —  At 28, Jackson still has a huge upside and could be signed to a multi-year deal. Last season with the Giants, Jackson had a 68.6 passer rating against opposing quarterbacks. He also had one interception and allowed just two passing touchdowns.
  • Steven Nelson — The 31-year-old is coming off a solid season with the Texans, where he started in 16 regular-season games. Nelson broke up 12 passes and tied a career high with four interceptions. He would be a nice complement to the Ravens’ secondary.


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