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Ravens Forced To Make A Number Of Tough Calls Regarding Their Roster This Offseason

We posted an article earlier in the week that the Baltimore Ravens could be forced to part ways with WR Anquan Boldin following the season, which just highlights the financial predicament that the Ravens will find themselves in the next few months.

Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun explores their situation further in his recent article.

Wilson writes that OLB Paul Kruger, MLB Dannell Ellerbe and CB Cary Williams will most likely be the team’s top priorities after they address QB Joe Flacco, who is set to break the bank with his next contract. 

It’s very possible that Kruger, Ellerbe and Williams could all be playing elsewhere next season, despite the fact that the Ravens would like to retain them for the coming years.

Wilson mentions that OLB Terrell Suggs and DT Haloti Ngata could both be asked to restructure their contracts to free up some much needed cap space in the next few weeks.

Both WR Anquan Boldin and FB Vonta Leach could end up on the chopping block depending on whether or not they’re willing to take pay cuts of their own while WR Jacoby Jones could be approached regarding a contract extension that would reduce his 2012 cap figure of $4.9 million to something more reasonable.

It will also be interesting to see what happens with FS Ed Reed and C Matt Birk because the Ravens could free up some extra cash by parting ways with two of their veteran players, but in the process they would be creating to roster holes that would need to be filled by cheap options.

There’s no doubt that the Ravens will be one of the more interesting teams to watch this offseason simply because of the roster turnover that they are faced with.