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Derek Schouman

Surveying the market

A season ago, it wasn't until a week into free agency that the Ravens signed their first player (special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo).

Although the pace likely won't be as slow this year, the Ravens seem to be stressing patience again when looking to sign free agents other than their own.

"We will be watching the market and watching who is signing, upgrading our board as time goes," general manager Ozzie Newsome said.

Though four starters (linebackers Ray Lewis and Bart Scott, center Jason Brown and safety Jim Leonhard) could become free agents tomorrow, the Ravens don't have any pressing needs in free agency.

The Ravens could use a deep threat at wide...