As the NFL trade deadline approaches, the Baltimore Ravens find themselves in a very unenviable position. They have only just figured out that key defensive players Lardarius Webb and Ray Lewis will not play for the rest of the season.
These losses are huge as both players were potential Pro Bowlers as well as leaders on the defense. Yet the defense has struggled mightily against both the pass and the run even with both players in the lineup. Now that they are gone, it's possible that the bad times are only just beginning for the Baltimore defense.
This is where the trade deadline comes in. The two aforementioned injuries, as well as injuries to Terrell Suggs and Haloti Ngata, leave the Ravens' depth chart very suspect at key positions.
So, could Ozzie Newsome work some magic and bring another defensive player to Baltimore? It's possible even though the simple fact is most NFL teams do not do anything during the trade deadline.
Maybe the extenuating circumstances regarding the Ravens injury situation will force them to make a move. Or maybe the Ravens will decide to cut ties with overused players in an attempt to get draft picks.
If the Ravens decide to make a move, here are some of the potential moves that the team could make before the deadline ends two weeks from now.