Asked about the team’s offseason needs last month, Ravens general manager
The Ravens are expected to address the position this offseason, perhaps in free agency but more likely in April's NFL draft.
Where they stand: Kemoeatu, 34, is an unrestricted free agent and Cody, 24, has one year left on his rookie deal. At this point, each player should be viewed as a backup at best. The Ravens also have veteran
Who’s out there: Veteran free agents such as Oakland's
Stat that stands out: negative-12.2 -- the combined grade for Kemoeatu and Cody in 2012, including playoffs, from the guys over at Pro Football Focus. Kemoeatu, who played nearly 100 more snaps than Cody, received a negative-5.7 grade. Cody earned a negative-6.5. PFF graded them as a combined negative-3.3 against the run.
What they might do: The Ravens will probably move on from Kemoeatu and let Cody play out the final year of his contract before deciding what to do with him. They could sign an inexpensive veteran later in the spring like they did a year ago with Kemoeatu, but if the Ravens are serious about improving at defensive tackle -- and it sounds like they are -- they must address the position in the draft, perhaps even in the first couple of rounds.