There has been no resolution on the proposed rule change that is being closely linked to the Ravens. The NFL competition committee has proposed to "make it illegal for an offensive player with an eligible number to report as ineligible, and line up outside the core of the formation."
Unlike many well-known former NFL players who struggled mightily at the veteran combine Sunday in Phoenix, former Ravens and Tennessee Titans linebacker Brandon Copeland came away from the experience upbeat about his job prospects.
Traded to the Detroit Lions last week in exchange for fourth-round and fifth-round draft picks, former Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata took out a full-page advertisement in the Sunday paper of The Baltimore Sun.
As Torrey Smith spoke Friday two days after his foray into free agency ended with him signing a five-year, $40 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers, there was still a tinge of disappointment, maybe even a little sadness, evident in his voice. But there was not even the slightest hint of regret.
Day two of free agency brought more reminders of the Ravens' key offseason losses. The team continued to weigh their free-agent options, exercising patience as they try to fill roster holes without an abundance of salary cap space.
The Ravens traded the five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Wednesday afternoon, along with a seventh-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft, to the Detroit Lions in exchange for fourth and fifth round selections. The two sides couldn't come to an agreement on a restructured contract but for Ngata, 31, it was about more than money.
Annually lacking the salary cap space to make major outside additions and content to reward their own players while building through the draft, the Ravens traditionally stay quiet through the first couple days of free agency when money changes hands at an eye-popping rate.
It seems to be fitting for the Super Bowl champion to be possibly still involved in a cheating scandal because this has been a year of turmoil for the NFL, whose image has been tarnished and integrity challenged.
The Ravens' pending release of defensive tackle Terrence Cody, who is under investigation for animal cruelty, isn't necessarily a statement but it is a departure from how the Ravens have done things in the past.
Marc Trestman has passed the bar exam, sold municipal bonds and written a book on leadership and perseverance, but the 59-year-old, with a professorial appearance and a philosopher's vocabulary, has always found his way back to the sideline, which is where he'll be again this summer as the Ravens' offensive coordinator.
The Ravens, along with the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions, are heavily featured in this year's video where a loose lip reading of NFL players talking during games and on the sidelines is dubbed over with quips ranging from silly to startlingly funny.
The Ravens moved quickly to fill their offensive coordinator vacancy, replacing Gary Kubiak with Marc Trestman, another former NFL head coach with a reputation for getting the most out of quarterbacks.
Where all of these Sunday developments leaves the Ravens is weighing the merits of a group of candidates that includes Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase. Gase is highly regarded by the Ravens, according to sources.
The Ravens knew that if offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak wanted to interview for the Denver Broncos' head-coaching vacancy, the job was probably his. Since late last week, they've been preparing for his departure, which now seems imminent.