Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Teams who can partner in trade for Derek Barnett

Derek Barnett #96, Davion Taylor #52, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Baltimore Ravens. . team. 26. . .

Might the Philadelphia Eagles get the Ravens on the phone?

Cap room: $11.7 million

Remember earlier and we were talking about the Jags and how a winning formula could be found in finding Trevor Lawrence a running game and some guys on the other side of the ball? That isn’t a theory that’s limited to the guys from Duval County. Veterans can benefit from that train of thought as well.

The Tennessee Titans couldn’t get to the quarterback a season ago. They found some pass rushers. It’s helped them a ton (just in case you haven’t heard, they had already satisfied the needs of their running game). Now, if they can just stop allowing teams to throw the ball all over the field on them and keep Tannehill upright, they may be on to something.

See? The winning formula helps veteran quarterbacks too. That brings us to the Baltimore Ravens. and superstar signal-caller Lamar Jackson.

Who knows what the Ravens were doing during practice, but whatever it was, it was sending their running backs to the injured reserve.

J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards are on the injured reserve which forced the Ravens to throw duct tape on Le’Veon Bell, Devonta Freeman, Latavius Murray, and Ty’Son Williams. That’s helped, but there are still needs along the interior of the defensive line at EDGE, and at cornerback. In other words, Baltimore needs some players on defense.

This represents a scheme change as the Ravens play a 3-4 as opposed to the 4-3 that Barnett is used to, but with teammates like Calais Campbell, Justin Houston, Patrick Queen, and Odafe Oweh, Barnett could flourish. The Ravens also have just enough cap room, $11.7 million, to make this work.