Right Outside Linebacker: Courtney Upshaw
Terrell Suggs' injury will be devastating for the Ravens pass-rush, unless Courtney Upshaw can grow up quickly.
Right Inside Linebacker: Jameel McClain
McClain seems to improve every year. He tested the free agent market this offseason but ultimately came back to Baltimore, which should be a a good thing for both parties.
Left Inside Linebacker: Ray Lewis
Despite what some pundits say, Ray Lewis has shown very few signs of slowing down and is still playing like a top inside linebacker in this league.
However, how long he can continue to play at that level remains to be seen.
Left Outside Linebacker: Paul Kruger
Courtney Upshaw seemed to be the logical fit at Sam linebacker before Terrell Suggs' injury. However if he's asked to now fill Suggs' role, Paul Kruger could be the next man up.
He hasn't shown much in the ways of run defense, but this year could be a different story.
Backup ROLB: Michael McAdoo
McAdoo is a bit of an unknown at this point. The Ravens picked him up as a UDFA with solid upside last season.
Backup ILB/Special Teams: Brendon Ayanbadejo
The Ravens opted to bring back Ayanbadejo, as he has been a solid situational and depth player, as well as an asset on special teams.
Backup ILB: Dannell Ellerbe
Ellerbe has been serviceable in Ray Lewis' absence since being picked up by the Ravens as a UDFA.
Backup LOLB: Sergio Kindle
This is a make or break year for Kindle. If the light bulb doesn't go back on soon, the Ravens may have to cut their losses.
Reserve OLB*: Terrell Suggs
If Terrell Suggs has a realistic chance of recovering and playing by the end of the season, the Ravens will keep a roster spot open for him.