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Baltimore Ravens will listen to trade offers for Matthew Judon

Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Matthew Judon is slated to be a free agent this offseason, and while the Ravens want to keep him, there also seems to be a chance they trade him.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Baltimore could place a franchise tag on Judon and then listen to trade offers from other teams.

Schefter notes that rival clubs have noticed the impact that fellow pass rushers Frank Clark and Dee Ford have had for the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, respectively, which could make Judon a hot commodity.

Judon is coming off of a 2019 campaign in which he played every game and racked up 54 tackles, 9.5 sacks and four forced fumbles, earning his first Pro Bowl selection in the process.

The 27-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Grand Valley State, was originally selected by the Ravens in the fifth round (146th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

He appeared in 14 contests during his rookie year, logging 27 tackles, four sacks and a fumble recovery. Judon then showed significant improvement in 2017, posting 61 tackles, eight sacks, a couple of forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

The Pontiac, Mi. native took a slight step back in 2018, registering 44 tackles, seven sacks and a forced fumble before having the most impactful year of his NFL career this season.

Baltimore went 14-2 this year, capturing the AFC North division title and finishing with the best record in the league. However, the Ravens’ stay in the playoffs was short-lived, as they were eliminated by the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round.