Not too long ago, the sky was falling in Baltimore. Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe were moving on. Bernard Pollard was cut. Veteran leadership was being cast aside. Fans were furious.
Now, is there any doubt that the Ravens had a plan? Sure, they had some good fortune along the way, but this Ravens roster is stronger than ever thanks to five great signings by Ozzie Newsome.
The five free agents the Ravens have signed will all be major contributors in 2013, and they'll be playing at prices well beneath their market value.
Naturally, some of these signings are more exciting than others. With that in mind, let's rank each of these signings. To do so, I'll be looking at the money involved, the player's past production and his fit in the Ravens system.