Baltimore Ravens

Several Ravens might have played their last game with team

Kicker Justin Tucker knew the question would be asked. But a half-hour after the Ravens' season ended was not the best time for him to answer it.

Outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw, meanwhile, contends that he hadn't given a second of thought to the fact that he may have played his last game with the team.

"I'm not even thinking about it. That time will come," said Upshaw, who had four tackles in the Ravens' 24-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. "When it comes, you all write what you want about it. I'm just focusing on going into the offseason and getting myself together, getting right and getting prepared for next season."

Tucker, Upshaw and left tackle Kelechi Osemele are the Ravens' three most prominent potential unrestricted free agents heading into the offseason. All three capped their rookie seasons in 2012 with a victory in Super Bowl XLVII.

As of late Sunday afternoon, all understood the possibility — a distant one in Tucker's case — that their final season with the Ravens was an extremely disappointing 5-11 campaign.

"I'm optimistic that something will get done, but now is not really the time for that," said Tucker, who finished 33-for-40 on field-goal attempts and 29-for-29 on extra-point tries. "At this point right now, I just want to get on that plane and enjoy being with my teammates for this season. … I've just been thankful to have the opportunity to prove myself these last several years here with the Ravens."

Tucker, who is likely to get the franchise tag if the Ravens can't reach agreement on a long-term deal before the free agent market opens, said he wants to remain in Baltimore.

"I've had a great experience," he said. "My wife and I, our growing family, has had a great experience in Baltimore. The fans have been great, the organization has been great, my teammates have become some of my closest friends. It's something I'd definitely like to build upon. It's something I'd like to continue."