CB - CHI
Tavon Young is signing a one-year, $1.7 million deal to join the Chicago Bears.
Young was a solid cornerback for Baltimore last year. He played in all 17 games and started seven of them. He will be a solid depth cornerback for the Bears.
The Baltimore Ravens released Tavon Young, on the same day that Alejandro Viallnueva retired. This move saved the Ravens $5.8 million in cap space, while the two combined saved around $12 million
The Ravens already had a need in the secondary, as their secondary battled injuries for much of the year, but cornerback becomes even more of a need now. With the increased cap space the team could target free agent options such as Charvarius Ward, or Carlton Davis, or they could look to the draft and target players such as Trent McDuffie or Derek Stingley.
Tavon Young tore his ACL during Sunday's win over the Texans and will miss the rest of the 2020 season.
Young tore his ACL in Sunday's Week 2 win against the Texans. He missed all of 2019 with a neck injury. Young will rehab and look to fully recover for the 2021 campaign.
Ravens defensive coordinator Wink Martindale says CB Tavon Young (neck) is "ready to go."
“He says he’s healthy. Tavon is ready to go, and if he tells me he’s ready to go, I believe in him 100 percent" Martindale said. Young missed the entire 2019 season following neck surgery but should help boost Baltimore's secondary this year.
The Ravens signed nickel cornerback Tavon Young to a three-year extension Thursday. The deal is worth $25.8 million, with a max value of $29 million, making him the NFL’s highest-paid nickel back.
Young is coming off a solid 2018 season, recording one interception, two sacks, and three fumble recoveries (two returned for touchdowns) in 15 games.