Ravens coach John Harbaugh showed no animosity toward defensive end Trevor Pryce, who chose to sign with the New York Jets on Thursday instead of returning to the Ravens next week.
"Like all the guys that leave, we wish him nothing but the best – except when they play us," Harbaugh said Friday.
Harbaugh said he wasn't surprised by what he characterized as a "business decision" by Pryce.
"You respect the player's right and ability to do what is best for his own career," Harbaugh said. "Trevor made a decision that was best financially and for his career. We're OK with that."
Harbaugh intimated that the Ravens cut the 35-year-old Pryce because they didn't want to release any of their younger talent.
"We've got some good young players, guys that need an opportunity to play," Harbaugh said.