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Ravens GM Eric DeCosta admits trying to acquire RB Derrick Henry before 2023 trade deadline

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By: Kevin Oestreicher

The Baltimore Ravens are always trying to improve their roster, no matter the time of year. General manager Eric DeCosta and company always have a plan, from free agent additions to trade acquisitions to stacking up on draft picks.

During the introductory press conference for new Baltimore running back Derrick Henry, DeCosta admitted to trying to acquire the star at the 2023 trade deadline. While he was disappointed it didn’t work out then, it all came full circle, with Henry in the purple and black anyway.

“Yes, I had a good indication. To be honest, we tried to trade for Derrick [Henry] before the trade deadline [last season]. I thought there was a reasonable chance that we would get a trade done; it didn’t work out. It was disappointing, but we pivoted. Again, you evaluate the tape. You watch the player. You see the history of the player. You talk to people who have been around the player. It made all the sense in the world for us to target Derrick.”

The Ravens should see Henry slot right into their offense with his power and ability to impact the game in many ways. He can work off quarterback Lamar Jackson and open the field for the entire unit.

Originally posted on Ravens Wire