Inside slant: Steve McNair returns for his second season with the Ravens, but he enjoyed a full offseason with the team this time.
Burning question: Can McNair make 16 starts (as he did last season) at age 34?
Inside slant: Willis McGahee replaces Jamal Lewis, who left as the team's all-time leading rusher (7,801 yards).
Burning question: Was McGahee worth three draft picks?
Inside slant: The left side of the line is solid with Jonathan Ogden and Jason Brown, who enters his second season as a starter. The right side, though, has to prove itself with new starters Adam Terry and Chris Chester.
Burning question: Who will emerge as the starters at center (Mike Flynn or Chester) and right guard (Chester or Ben Grubbs)?
Loose end: One of the team's inexperienced reserves - possibly Marshal Yanda or Jared Gaither - has to become the top backup at both tackle spots.
Inside slant: The Ravens have their most weapons in the passing game since Brian Billick took over as coach in 1999.
Burning question: Is this the year that Mark Clayton becomes the undisputed No. 1 receiver?
Loose end: Disappointing prospects Clarence Moore and Devard Darling will compete for the fourth receiver spot.
Inside slant: The Ravens return all three starters, all of whom are Pro Bowl candidates this season.
Burning question: Can Trevor Pryce duplicate last season, when he led the Ravens with 13 sacks?
Loose end: The Ravens need to find some depth for this group, which is thinner than in previous seasons.
Burning question: Will Jarret Johnson be able to fill the void left by Adalius Thomas?
Loose end: The Ravens are still trying to extend the contract of Suggs, who becomes a free agent at the end of the season.
Inside slant: The starting defensive backfield returns intact after totaling 19 interceptions.
Burning question: Can Samari Rolle bounce back from what he called a career-worst season?
Loose end: Corey Ivy returns as the nickel back, but he will be pressed by Ronnie Prude, David Pittman and Evan Oglesby.
Inside slant: All of the Ravens' specialists are back as well as Gary Stills, who set a team record with 44 special-teams tackles.
Burning question: Will Yamon Figurs unseat B.J. Sams as the Ravens' return specialist?
Loose end: The Ravens need to figure out whether Matt Stover can kick off for another season or if they need to add a specialist like they've done previously.