Top 25 Baltimore Sun sports stories for 2011
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No. 14( Baltimore Sun photo by Doug Kapustin / January 17, 2011 )
Ravens head into an offseason of uncertainty
Players unsure who will return to team as labor dispute casts doubt on status of next season
By Jamison Hensley -- Jan. 17, 2011
The Ravens solemnly cleaned out their lockers Monday morning, carrying bags out the door and the weight of uncertainty on their faces.
Two days after the Ravens' excruciating 31-24 playoff loss at Pittsburgh, the players are unsure when they'll play their next game and how many of them will return when they do suit up again. One who will return is coach John Harbaugh, who will soon receive a contract extension from the Ravens.
Many players are bracing for NFL owners to lock them out March 4 if a new collective bargaining agreement isn't reached. The major issues with the players union are attempts by owners to cut salaries by about $1 billion league-wide and add two games to each team's regular-season schedule. The last full meeting between the NFL and the players union was Nov. 22.
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