The league's top decision makers will spend the next three days at the posh Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix for the
It also could be a particularly significant week for the
Here is a more detailed look at four questions that may be answered here in Phoenix:
Will Ed Reed become the latest Raven to leave? Both the Ravens and the
scheduled to meet this week with David Dunn, the representative for free agent safety Ed Reed. Other teams may get in the act as well, but that the Ravens are still in it at all is a victory in itself. For most of this past Thursday and Friday as the Texans hosted Reed, it looked like a mere formality that the safety's 11-season tenure with the Ravens had ended. However, Reed left Houston without a deal, leaving the door ajar for the Ravens and possibly other teams. By now, Ravens fans should know that predicting what the mercurial Reed is going to say or do is foolish, so I'm not going to even try.
But I do feel comfortable drawing a couple conclusions. One, if the overriding factor is going to be size of contract, the Ravens probably won't be re-signing him. General manager
How many compensatory picks will the Ravens get and in which rounds? The NFL awards compensatory draft picks to teams which, in the simplest terms, lose more or better free agents than it acquired in the previous year. The Ravens have been awarded a league-high 33 compensatory picks since 1995 and that number figures to grow this week. That's because last offseason, the Ravens lost six free agents, a group headed by
Who will the Ravens play Sept. 5? As the Super Bowl champions, the Ravens will host the first regular season game of the 2013-14 season at M&T Bank Stadium. They may find out who they'll play this week. The three most likely candidates are the