Baltimore erupted in joy Monday when news of Ray Rice's new contract broke. While that is one of the biggest feel-good stories of Baltimore football this offseason, it certainly isn't the only one.
The Ravens had a rough offseason by most accounts, losing multiple key contributors, dealing with contract negotiations and constantly dealing with Ed Reed's distractions.
These negatives have generally received more press, but ultimately, the Ravens have used this offseason to set themselves up well for the future.
They've done this through shrewd roster moves and player development, and with the exception of Rice's new contract, these developments have been largely silent.
While these positive developments have fallen under the radar, they will ultimately be more important to the Ravens' well-being as a franchise in the long term.
With this in mind, here are three positive developments from the Ravens' offseason.