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Turnover on the Ravens' 2009 roster was minimal after they scuffled through a 10-8 playoff season.
Turnover on the 2010 roster -- after a 13-5 playoff run -- threatens to cut a wider swath through this season's locker room.
Notables subtracted from that 2009 team that lost a divisional-round playoff game in Indianapolis were starting wide-out Mark Clayton and reserves Frank Walker and Kelley Washington.
Next season -- assuming there is labor peace between NFL owners and the players' union -- the Ravens likely will look significantly different from the team that lost in the divisional round again this year. Of the 17 players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents in March, seven are starters and two are kicking specialists. And they're not the only ones who will be hard to keep.
As the disappointed players filed out of the locker room Monday -- carrying plastic garbage bags with personal effects -- some clearly left for the last time. Pro Bowl fullback Le'Ron McClain said he expected to be gone, and both cornerback Fabian Washington and wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh set their sights on a better opportunity.
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