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Carroll County Times

Ravens: State of the team address live blog

OWINGS MILLS -- Press conference has begun with Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, general manager Ozzie Newsome, team president Dick Cass and coach John Harbaugh.

Steve Bisciotti on what it will take to get to the Super Bowl: "Hold onto a ball."
Steve Bisciotti on AFC title game loss: 'I'm not over it.'
Steve Bisciotti on window: 'I don't see age as being a window closer, not when you have a franchise quarterback entering 5th year.'
Steve Bisciotti on Ed Reed status: 'You don't get definitive answers from Ed. He's under contract and we're assuming he's going to play.'
Steve Bisciotti on moving training camp to Owings Mills: 'It's very bittersweet to move camp.'
Steve Bisciotti on managing contracts: 'We are conservative to how much we spend on the credit card. You don't want to have dead money.'
Ozzie Newsome on Joe Flacco: 'Did Joe improve? Yes. The thing I like about Joe is winning. Joe wins.'
Ozzie Newsome on Joe Flacco: 'And he improved after we took away some weapons in Derrick Mason and Todd Heap.'
Steve Bisciotti on Ray Rice, Joe Flacco contract situations: 'Ray and Joe Flacco will be part of this football team, guaranteed.'
Ozzie Newsome said the team is still working on Cam Cameron's contract, foresees no problems.
Steve Bisciotti on Bily Cundiff's crucial miss in AFC title game: 'I die with them. I don't lash out. Breaks your heart somebody's the goat"
Ozzie Newsome said he spoke to free agent guard Ben Grubbs today: 'We're at a good spot with Ben.'
Steve Bisciotti: 'Joe doesn't get his due. That's happened a lot with him. We're going to stay the course. We believe in him.'
Ozzie Newsome said he told Lee Evans: 'Time heals.'
Ozzie Newsome: 'We're going to have to roll up our sleeves and get back to work. .. I'm pleased with the way Torrey and Dennis developed.'
Ozzie Newsome said the team is interested in signing CB Lardarius Webb to a long-term deal instead of just using an RFA tender
Steve Bisciotti on Ray Lewis, Ed Reed: 'You don't replace Hall of Famers.'
Ozzie Newsome on Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata: 'You can't have hero games for 16 weeks.'
Ozzie Newsome on Matt Birk: 'We don't know what Matt Birk is going to do yet.'
Added that Birk was here Monday, and that free agent center Andre Gurode has expressed interest in returning.

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