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Ravens might not draft for need, but they keep an eye on future
Ravens might not draft for need, but they keep an eye on future

Before the NFL turns over the league’s calendar each year, top Ravens officials join owner Steve Bisciotti in Florida for a comprehensive look at the upcoming season and the one that will follow it, taking into account roster construction, salary cap issues and free agency. That long view — knowing potential roster holes before they become glaring — has informed the team’s draft over the past several years. Salary cap constraints forced the Ravens to say goodbye to stars Torrey Smith and Haloti Ngata this spring, and previously priced them out of the market to retain players like tackle Michael Oher and defensive end Arthur Jones. Ravens officials often insist...

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