Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 10/22/14

BALTIMORE - DECEMBER 13: Kevin Smith #34 of the Detroit Lions is stopped by Dannell Ellerbe #59 of the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 13, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Lions 48-3. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
While the Ravens and Joe Flacco continue to finalize contract negotiations, inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe remains humble behind the curtains for his process to start. According to The Baltimore Sun, agent Hadley Engelhard acknowledged that the team had to re-sign Flacco. “They’re obviously focusing on the short-term on the Flacco issue first,” Engelhard said. “The next focal point is Dannell. Hopefully, it will work out. We plan on meeting many, many times between now and free agency.” Ellerbe said in his interview with WNST-AM, via SportsRadioInterviews.com, “I’m looking forward to making the best out of everything. The team that I play for, the money that I get, the situation I’m going into and all of that plays into it. I already have a Super Bowl. I want to be in Baltimore. My heart is in Baltimore, I love Baltimore, I love the fans, I love talking to y’all guys and I know I’m not going to talk to y’all somewhere else.” With Ray Lewis at ESPN, expect Ellerbe’s tenure with the Ravens to stretch a few more seasons. Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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