"If I had my way, I would like to get something done beforehand," said Torrey Smith when asked about testing the free-agent market. "But I understand it's a business, and nothing is guaranteed." (Kevin Richardson/BSMG)
The Ravens have been informed by the NFL that their coaching staff is expected to oversee one of the two Pro Bowl squads, according to sources. A final decision is expected Tuesday.
The Dallas Cowboys' coaching staffs and the Ravens would coach the two Pro Bowl teams Jan. 25 at University of Phoenix Stadium. Each member of the coaching staff would receive $25,000 for the week.
The Ravens were the next team up as far as seeds to lose in the AFC divisional round after the Denver Broncos' coaching staff shakeup that unfolded Monday.
Denver coach John Fox and the Broncos mutually parted ways. Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is being considered for the Oakland Raiders job, and offensive coordinator Adam Gase is up for the San Francisco 49ers head coaching vacancy.
The Ravens had three players named to the Pro Bowl: outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil, rookie inside linebacker C.J. Mosley and right guard Marshal Yanda.
The Ravens have five first alternates for the Pro Bowl, including outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, running back Justin Forsett, punter Sam Koch, kick returner Jacoby Jones and fullback Kyle Juszczyk.