The Baltimore Ravens are in the unfamiliar position of watching the playoffs from their couches, so what do Ravens fans have to look forward to? For many teams, this is an exciting time filled with grand visions of tremendous free-agent hauls, but not for Baltimore. A tight salary-cap situation means that the front office doesn’t have the luxury of signing the big names, but instead has to rely on finding bargain deals.
That doesn’t mean general manager Ozzie Newsome won’t be able to add some valuable role players, however. Just look to last season for an idea of how Newsome has a knack for finding the hidden (and, more importantly, cheap) gems on the market.
This is a breakdown of some of the biggest free-agent signings the Ravens can make over the summer. They aren't the big moves that will make headlines in major sports publications, but they all address areas of need on the roster and can help Baltimore bounce back from a disappointing 2013.
There isn’t enough money for Newsome to make all of these moves, and signings will be dictated by which of Baltimore’s own free agents stick around—so that’s where we’ll start.