Nick Boyle

After promising year, Ravens clean out lockers knowing 'it’s never going to be the same'

After promising year, Ravens clean out lockers knowing 'it’s never going to be the same'

Michael Pierce always knew the end would come, as it does for every team, whether in Week 17 or after the confetti has fallen on a Super Bowl champion. But the Ravens’ season stopped Sunday, in an AFC wild-card-round loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, and that meant the offseason and all of its speculation had started.

Twenty-four hours earlier, before he cleaned out his locker Monday morning at the Ravens’ facility, the defensive tackle hadn’t considered what a loss would mean for a team that coach John Harbaugh has called the greatest he’s ever been...

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