Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/27/12
The offseason for the Baltimore Ravens could come as early as two weeks from now or as late as after the Super Bowl. Ozzie Newsome probably doesn't want to see it come early for several reasons. Ravens superstar safety Ed Reed is currently at the end of his contract and will most likely be looking for an extension. At 34, Ed feels like he can play for another three years or so, and because of his history with the Ravens he'll indeed want good money. The question is whether the Ravens would be willing to pay him.In years past the Ravens have not blinked at cutting ties with marquee players for the sake of saving money. Willis McGahee, Kelly Gregg and Derrick Mason were all let out after the 2010 season because of salary cap negotiations and the situation for the coming offseason may be no different. Quarterback Joe Flacco is also ending his rookie contract and he hopes for elite quarterback money. Sources close to the Ravens organization say that if a deal is not done before March fo...
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