The Baltimore Ravens have remained competitive this season after a major overhaul following last year's Super Bowl victory. At 8-6, the team can still win its division by closing out the final two games.
All of this has occurred in the absence of Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Bernard Pollard—just to name a few.
And when the 2014 season rolls around, it's likely the Ravens will have another fresh look at several positions.
Regardless of how this season ends, Baltimore must make some difficult decisions relating to its free-agent signings next year.
When reviewing the group of players not under contract, several factors should be taken into consideration. While performance is at the top of the list, age and expected cap hit also weigh on the decision.
Let's take a look at six players who miss the mark in one or more of these areas and who the Ravens should let walk next season.
All statistics courtesy of NFL.com, unless otherwise noted.