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.
Although tight end Ed Dickson acknowledged that his chances of returning as an unrestricted free agent is probably a long shot, he made a sales pitch for the Ravens to do everything they can to hold onto free agent tight end Dennis Pitta.
The Ravens signed eight members of their practice squad to reserve-future deals today. That includes former University of Maryland tight end Matt Furstenburg, who finished the season on the practice-squad injured list after undergoing surgery for a sports hernia.
A pair of former Baltimore Ravens have tried out for NFL teams. According to league sources with knowledge of the situation, former Ravens sixth-round linebacker and special-teams contributor Prescott Burgess auditioned for the Cincinnati Bengals.