Terrell Suggs was hardly making an excuse, not for last year's regular-season opening, 49-27, loss to the Denver Broncos or an 8-8 campaign that left the Ravens out of the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
Even after creating $3 million in salary-cap space by converting $4 million of Webb's $7.5 million base salary into a signing bonus, the Ravens are just $3.321 million under the NFL salary-cap limit of $133 million.
The Ravens pared their roster down to the NFL's required 53-player limit Saturday, choosing to keep two quarterbacks and seven wide receivers and leaving themselves thin at cornerback and along the offensive and defensive lines.
The five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver is also providing confidence, predicting that the Ravens will be difficult for opposing defenses to game-plan against considering the amount of options offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has to choose from
The Ravens are banking on an encouraging start against the San Francisco 49ers in the preseason opener to set an aggressive tone for their red-zone offense under the direction of new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak.
Tight end Dennis Pitta was among the new absentees for the Ravens at Sunday¿s joint practice with the 49ers at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, along with guard/center Ryan Jensen and safety Brynden Trawick.
The Ravens' overhauled offense got positive reviews in what amounted to a sneak preview considering that only a scaled-down version of new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's playbook was revealed Thursday night.
The Ravens didn't acquire another fast receiver to get free on deep routes, but they did add several targets who can succeed underneath and in the middle of the field, which should free up Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones on the outside.
With 88 players under contract, the Ravens have $5.488 million available under the NFL salary-cap limit of $133 million under the rule of the top 51 salaries counting against the cap during the offseason.