Top Free Agent - Terrell Suggs
Starters - Five
Must Re-Sign - Terrell Suggs, Jason Brown
Team Top FA Need - WR, OT
Comments - The Ravens have three starting linebackers on their list of unrestructed free agents but due to the fact they probably don't have the needed cap space to sign all three it well might signal the end of the line for the team's defensive leader and heart and soul Ray Lewis. The Ravings saving grace may be the fact that at 33 years of age it is unlikely anyone within the league with the possible exception of Rex Ryan and the NY Jets, is going to make a long term investment in a 13 year veteran. The Ravens offensive line is already very thin, so the versatile Jason Brown is in my opinion an improtant re-sign. Daniel Wilcox has been a serviceable back up tight end that the club would like to have back in 2009 while Kyle Boller, injured for the entire 2008 season, has been a major disappointment, but the strong armed quarterback is likely to attract some attention from some left coast clubs (49ers and Seahawks) with a real need at the quarterback position. I was a member of Saints scouting staff about a hundred years ago when we drafted Lorenzo Neal and as a lead blocker, he is still nearly two decades later, a very special football player.