The Ravens won't be able to re-sign everyone they want to, but these guys should be top priority. Here's a look at the kind of contracts they can expect.
Dannell Ellerbe, UFA (3 Years, $12 Million)
To be honest, Dannell Ellerbe isn't worth any more money than Jameel McClain's three-year, $10.5 million deal from last offseason, but the Ravens desperation could cause them to overspend.
A deal that averages out to $4 million a year would be more than fair for the one-year wonder.
Bryant McKinnie, UFA (2 Years, $8 Million)
Bryant McKinnie's time in Baltimore was bumpy, to say the least, but he ended on a high note with a great playoff run. At his age, McKinnie can't expect a huge contract, but he is worth decent money as an expected started in 2012.
I think McKinnie deserves a contract similar to the two-year, $7.5 million deal he signed in 2011. Failure to re-sign him would put the team in crisis mode to find a left tackle, but this deal would at least lend Baltimore some time to fill the position.
James Ihedigbo, UFA (3 Years, $4 Million)
The Ravens could get excellent value out of re-signing James Ihedigbo, who was excellent on special teams and as a reserve safety.
While Ihedigbo probably lacks long-term starting potential, he is a perfect injury replacement, rotation player and special-teamer. The Ravens love to lock up these kinds of guys, so expect them to sign him to a cheap deal.
Dennis Pitta, RFA (1st-Round Tender, 1 Year, $2.879 Million)
Moving on to the restricted free agents, the No. 1 priority will be Dennis Pitta. The Ravens have locked up their franchise quarterback, and now they must re-sign one of his favorite receivers.
Pitta is the only Raven worthy of a first-round tender. In fact, getting Pitta for another year under $3 million would be an absolute bargain. Hopefully, the Ravens could re-sign him to a long-term deal before training camp, but they'll start with a first-round tender.
Arthur Jones, RFA (2nd-Round Tender, 1 Year, $2.023 Million)
Like Pitta, Arthur Jones is a restricted free agent who is worthy of retention. He was really breaking out as the season wore on, getting all of his sacks in the last third of the season.
The Ravens would be wise to sign Jones to a one-year, prove-it contract to see if that production was legitimate. He could earn a nice long-term deal with another solid season, but let's star with a second-round tender.
Ed Dickson, RFA (Original-Round Tender, 1 Year, $1.323 Million)
Ed Dickson had a down year, and I don't see him becoming the No. 1 tight end again in Baltimore. He's a decent backup, and this one-year tender reflects that.
Ramon Harewood, RFA (Original-Round Tender, 1 Year, $1.323 Million)
Ramon Harewood had ups and downs as a starter at the beginning of the season, with the ups coming in the run game and the downs coming in pass protection. He still has the athletic potential to be a starter, so he's worth retaining.