The Ravens are finally forced to tackle life without Lewis, who leaves a leadership void, but the question marks at the inside linebacker position don’t end there.
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Where they stand: McClain has another two years left on the deal he signed last season and the team also has reserves
Who’s out there: Besides Ellerbe, some other inside linebackers expected to reach free agency include Jacksonville's
Stat that stands out: 18.7 -- Ellerbe's pass rushing productivity last season, first among inside linebackers in metrics from Pro Football Focus. According to PFF, Ellerbe generated 18 total pressures, including 4.5 sacks, in the 79 snaps in which he rushed the quarterback. His blitzing ability, along with adequate performance when dropping into coverage, opened eyes and suggested he might be more than just a two-down thumper.
What they might do: Now that quarterback