The Ravens have arrived at a rare moment in franchise history.
When free agency starts at 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Ravens will have the most financial flexibility they've had since coach John Harbaugh was hired six years ago. The Ravens are carrying $21.987 million in salary cap space, according to NFL Players Association figures. Only 12 other NFL teams have more room under the league limit of $133 million.
The Ravens now have plenty of spending power should they choose to veer slightly from their usual tradition of bargain-hunting.
The extra money means that the Ravens have the opportunity to be competitive for free agents or to take care of players currently on the roster,...