3 Pivotal Ravens Defenders Could Leave in the Offseason and More AFC North News
Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun says that three defenders pivotal to the Baltimore Ravens' success this season—Paul Kruger, Dannell Ellerbe and Cary Williams—might not all be able to remain with the team after this season due to the team's salary-cap situation.
For the second straight year, the Ravens are projected to be close to the $120-121 million salary cap and still need to figure out contract terms with quarterback Joe Flacco. Wilson surmises that if Flacco does not get a new deal and lands the franchise tag (just over $14 million for 2013) then the Ravens may not be able to keep even one of the three defensive players.
Kruger has the highest Ravens sack total this season, while Ellerbe and Williams are top-five tacklers.
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Bleacher Report's Scott Kacsmar takes a look at whether Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is worth the elite-level contract he's likely going to want this offseason.
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Reed Domer-Shank of Bleacher Report breaks down the three biggest steps the Bengals need to make in the offseason.
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In a Bleacher Report NFL debate, fans discuss how many wins the Browns will have in Rob Chudzinski's first year as the team's head coach.
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Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review breaks down the myriad issues about to plague the Pittsburgh Steelers' receiving corps.
Bleacher Report's Nick DeWitt discusses the roster moves the Steelers must make this offseason.
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