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Chris Clemons (football, defensive end)

Ravens enter free agency in unique position

Ravens enter free agency in unique position

The Ravens have arrived at a rare moment in franchise history.

When free agency starts at 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Ravens will have the most financial flexibility they've had since coach John Harbaugh was hired six years ago. The Ravens are carrying $21.987 million in salary cap space, according to NFL Players Association figures. Only 12 other NFL teams have more room under the league limit of $133 million.

The Ravens now have plenty of spending power should they choose to veer slightly from their usual tradition of bargain-hunting.

The extra money means that the Ravens have the opportunity to be competitive for free agents or to take care of players currently on the roster,...