The Facts: With players back in the building Monday for the start of the offseason workout program, the Ravens took care of some standard contract business. They officially signed their seven exclusive-rights free agents: Collins, wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo, tight end Vince Mayle, offensive linemen Matt Skura and Maurquice Shakir, inside linebacker Patrick Onwuasor and cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste. The moves were on the NFL’s transaction wire Monday.
Diehards Line: The agreements were considered formalities because exclusive-rights free agents aren’t able to negotiate with other teams. The only way an exclusive-rights free agent doesn’t return is if his team doesn’t offer him a contract tender. The Ravens extended an offer to all of their exclusive-rights free agents. Collins is the headliner of the group after he seized the starting running back job last season, rushing for 973 yards and six touchdowns.