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Harbaugh hopes to keep Torrey Smith, Justin Forsett, Haloti Ngata on Ravens roster

"We're going to have our personnel meeting [Wednesday] where we'll get the whole organization together - - and we'll talk about every single guy on our roster in detail," John Harbaugh said. (Kevin Richardson/BSMG)

Coming off a season he was not happy with, wide receiver Torrey Smith doesn't know if he'll be with the Ravens next season.

Smith prefers to sign a new contract before free agency begins March 10. He dipped to 49 catches for a career-low 767 yards and a career-high 11 touchdowns in 2014.

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Although sources say no deal is imminent, the former Maryland standout got an endorsement from head coach John Harbaugh on Tuesday.

"I love Torrey," Harbaugh said. "He's been a huge part of what we've done since he got here, great part of the community, all those things, made a ton of plays for us.

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"Personally, and I think I speak for everybody when I say we like Torrey a lot. We'd like to have him back. So, we'll just have to see how it plays out."

Another pending free agent Harbaugh said he'd like to retain is running back Justin Forsett, who rushed for a career-high 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns as the replacement for Ray Rice.

"I would like Justin Forsett back," Harbaugh said. "I don't think I'm speaking out of hand here. That doesn't mean we're not going to try to bring more backs in here, either.

"Justin will compete just like he always has. I would never count him out for a lead-back type role, not for one second. He proved that."

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Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has one year remaining on his five-year, $61 million contract. He also has a hefty $16 millions salary cap figure and an $8.5 million base salary for next season.

The Ravens are expected to attempt to significantly lower Ngata's salary cap figure to create more flexibility and extend his Ravens career, much how they did last year with outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, according to sources.

"I think everybody knows the answer to that," Harbaugh said when asked if the team hopes to hammer out a deal with Ngata. "I don't really want to get into too many specific situations right now until we come back with a plan, but we all know the answer to that question."

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