Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 2/14/13
The celebration phase of an NFL championship ends for the Ravens on March 12, as free agency looms for a lot of their most vital players. We know a deal will get done to hold on to Joe Flacco, even if it's done by use of the "franchise tag". But what about guys like Dannell Ellerbe (ILB) or Paul Kruger (OLB) ?  I would consider these guys to be as key to the Ravens' success in 2012 and their Super run of the table as anyone else on the roster.         Losing Dannell Ellerbe at inside linebacker would leave a huge hole in the middle of the Ravens defense. With Ray Lewis' retirement, the Ravens may need Ellerbe now more than ever. Here's the official list of Ravens free agents now being evaluated as compiled by Ravens.com writer Garrett Downing: Unrestricted Free Agents --- QB Joe Flacco: The franchise quarterback is coming off a Super Bowl MVP performance and is widely regarded as the top free agent in the NFL. He’ll never make it to the open...
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