A little more than a month since the
When they next take the field for the start of organized team activities, the Ravens will have a significantly different look from the group that beat the
Since their offseason began, they have lost eight players who were starters at different points of this past season. The exodus, which began with the retirement of center
One of the Ravens' playoff heroes is gone thanks to a trade necessitated by a salary cap crunch. One of the potential successors to Lewis and the Ravens' leader in sacks this past season both left for huge free agent contracts elsewhere. Two starting members of the secondary departed next. For most of Thursday and Friday, it appeared that safety
Reed left Houston without a deal, but there remains skepticism that the cash-strapped Ravens can lure him back and allow the future Hall of Famer to finish his career in Baltimore.
The Ravens have accomplished one of their offseason goals by adding size and depth to their defensive line with the additions of
The Ravens will have at least 11 picks in next month's draft and the organization has prided itself of finding late bargains on the free agent market. There is a lot of offseason left.
Still this week served as a cold reminder to the fans that when the Ravens begin their defense of the Super Bowl
Here's a look at one week that started the team's makeover:
Monday, March 11, 4:08 p.m.: The Baltimore Sun reports thatAnquan Boldin is traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a 2013 sixth-round draft pick.
Monday, March 11, 6:42 p.m.: Reports confirm free agent free safety Ed Reed hires agent David Dunn.
Monday, March 11, 7:43 p.m.: Reports confirm Ravens give second-round tenders to tight end
Tuesday, March 12, 9:30 a.m.: Boldin releases a statement thanking Ravens fans for their support during his three years in Baltimore.
Tuesday, March 12, 1:30 p.m.: Ravens safety James Ihedigbo announces his return via
Tuesday, March 12, 3:14 p.m.: OL
Tuesday, March 12, 3:48 p.m.: The Ravens announce two-year contracts with WR
Tuesday, March 12, 4:00 p.m.: The
Tuesday, March 12, 4:39 p.m.: The Sun reports outside linebacker
Tuesday, March 12, 4:33 p.m.: The Ravens sign RB
Tuesday, March 12, 5:08 p.m.: Ravens GM
Tuesday, March 12, 5:43 p.m.: The Sun reports ILB
Tuesday, March 12, 7:22 p.m.: The Sun reports the Ravens sign veteran defensive tackle Chris Canty to a three-year, $8 million deal.
Wednesday, March 13, 10:18 a.m.: Ray Lewis makes his debut on
Wednesday, March 13, 10:19 a.m.: Safety
Wednesday, March 13, 5:53 p.m.: Reports confirm Ed Reed is scheduled to visit the Houston Texans.
Thursday, March 14, 8:20 a.m.: The Texans announce via Twitter that Texans GM Rick Smith is on a private jet headed to Atlanta to pick up Ed Reed from his offseason home.
Thursday, March 14, 12:46 p.m.: Ed Reed arrives in Houston and heads to Reliant Stadium.
Thursday, March 14, 2:58 p.m.: Newsome releases a statement on Pollard's release, "There are many difficult decisions we have to make every offseason."
Thursday, March 14, 2:58 p.m.: The Ravens announce they re-signed CB Chris Johnson.
Thursday, March 14, 4:05 p.m.: The
Thursday, March 14, 6:14 p.m.: The Sun reports former Pittsburgh Steeler OLB
Friday, March 15, 10:29 a.m.: The Texans announce via Twitter that Ed Reed is back in their offices continuing his visit.
Friday, March 15, 2:46 p.m.: Ed Reed leaves the Texans without signing a contract. The sides remain in talks.
Friday, March 15, 5:20 p.m.: Former