About 30 minutes after the market opened at 4 p.m., the Ravens fulfilled their top free-agent priority agreeing to terms with left tackle Eugene Monroe on a five-year, $37.5 million deal, according to a league source.
One of the many things that the guys over at Pro Football Focus do is grade every player that plays a snap in the NFL. So since the Ravens' season is over, let's go back and see which players received positive marks from PFF and which ones were in the red.
Following a disappointing 8-8 season in which the Ravens failed to qualify for the playoffs after making it the previous five seasons under coach John Harbaugh, they face another challenging offseason filled with difficult personnel and salary cap decisions.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco made it through the final full practice of the week without further injuring his sprained left knee. Flacco, who practiced on a limited basis all week while wearing a brace on his left knee, was listed as questionable on the injury report but on Sunday is expected to make his 108th consecutive start.
As the Ravens started their final full-scale practice before Sunday's showdown against the New England Patriots at M&T Bank Stadium, quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice were both on the field.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is practicing for the second consecutive day after suffering a low-grade sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee Monday night against the Detroit Lions. Flacco is wearing a protective brace on his left knee this week in practice and will do so Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Although the Ravens left little doubt that quarterback Joe Flacco will line up Sunday against the New England Patriots despite an minor sprained left knee, he won¿t do so without taking a precautionary measure. A magnetic resonance imaging exam revealed that Flacco suffered a low-grade sprain of his medial collateral ligament, according to a source. Consequently, Flacco will wear a protective brace on his knee Sunday for the first time in his NFL career after being fitted for the equipment and started using it Wednesday during a light workout where he wasn¿t limping noticeably.
Fullback Vonta Leach was an afterthought during Monday night's 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions, Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta played fewer snaps and more observations after looking at the official snap counts.
Dennis Pitta made his season debut in Sunday's 29-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings and the Ravens tight end played 36 of the team's 85 offensive snaps and had six catches for 48 yards and a touchdown.
A week after Ray Rice rushed for a season-high 131 yards in an overtime loss to the Chicago Bears, the star running back found himself in a timeshare with backup running back Bernard Pierce in Sunday's 19-3 win over the New York Jets.
The Ravens were without the services of Haloti Ngata during Sunday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Chicago Bears. With Ngata sidelined, Terrence Cody got his first start of the 2013 season at nose tackle, played a season-high 35 defensive snaps and made one tackle.
Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones has now played four games since returning from a knee injury last month, but the veteran wide receiver has yet to overtake rookie Marlon Brown on the depth chart based on their playing time.
Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach played a season-low two offensive snaps, inside linebacker Jameel McClain took on a larger role and more playing time observations from Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Looking at which Baltimore Ravens got a lot of playing time and which Ravens rode the pine in the first seven games of the 2013 season. Only five players, including middle linebacker Daryl Smith, have played every snap.
The Ravens entered their bye week in unfamiliar territory under Harbaugh. They are 3-4, the latest that they've had a losing record in Harbaugh's six seasons at the helm. They are also two games behind the first-place Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North.
The Ravens have activated veteran inside linebacker Jameel McClain from the reserve-physically unable to perform list and cut tight end Billy Bajema heading into Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Ten months after suffering a spinal cord contusion that had endangered his NFL career, McClain returned to practice for the first time. McClain gained medical clearance last week when his latest magnetic resonance imaging exam revealed no more signs of the bruising damage sustained during a hit last December against the Washington Redskins.
One positive development from Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers was the return of injured wide receiver Jacoby Jones, who returned kickoffs and made an 11-yard touchdown reception. The Ravens limited his usage, though. Jones played just 17 offensive snaps and six snaps on special teams. More on that and other snap count observations.
Ravens standout nose tackle Haloti Ngata is listed as questionable on the injury report even though coach John Harbaugh said that the Pro Bowl defensive lineman is set to play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.