"That's one of the benefits of being here," Harbaugh said.

Enduring change

After the first full week of free agency, the Ravens have kept three of their free agents (guard Marshal Yanda, Carr and linebacker Prescott Burgess) while losing eight to other teams: tight end Todd Heap (Arizona); Wilson and Washington; safety Dawan Landry (Jacksonville); nose tackle Kelly Gregg (Kansas City); running back Willis McGahee (Denver); offensive lineman Chris Chester (Washington); and wide receiver Donte' Stallworth (Washington).

The NFL re-established the salary cap at $120 million, roughly $8 million less than the last time the league had the cap, in 2009. That has forced many teams to adjust.

"I think we expected it, and we're not surprised by it," Harbaugh said. "Our goal is to handle it better than everybody else."

End zone

Harbaugh delivered a warm send-off to Heap, the franchise's second all-time leading receiver and one of the most beloved players in team history. "I wish Todd nothing but the best," Harbaugh said. "I have the greatest respect for Todd. I really like him personally. I think we had three great years here. Todd was a huge part of what we've done. We appreciate everything he ever [did] for his whole career. I know the fans feel that. On behalf of the fans, Todd, thank you for what you did all those years here." … A number of players who cannot practice until Thursday attended practice. They included safeties Tom Zbikowski and Haruki Nakamura, linebackers Jameel McClain and Tavares Gooden, Carr and offensive tackle Oneil Cousins.


Baltimore Sun reporter Jamison Hensley contributed to this article.

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