When the Ravens brought Alejandro Villanueva on a visit last month, Baltimore reporters said the team was not expected to make a move until after the draft.
Compensatory drafts have been at the heart of this approach. The Ravens and other teams appreciated the prizes given to teams that see more departures than additions to the free agency, making Monday a big day on the calendar.
Monday was the end of the window to include similar signatures in the formula for determining compensatory motivations, so that there may be an increase in activity for veterans who entered the market in March.
In addition to Villanueva, this group includes rookie Justin Houston, lifeback KJ Wright, rookie Melvin Ingram, cornerback Brian Poole, rookie Ryan Kerrigan and cornerback Richard Sherman.