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AFC North: Ravens’ Key Free Agents, & Steelers Fixing Salary Cap

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December 23, 2012;Baltimore, MD,USA;New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) gets tackled by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (59) at M

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is a free agent fresh off a Super Bowl victory, and is now looking to cash in. Ellerbe was an undrafted free agent in college, and is willing to wait and see if the Ravens can eventually re=-sign him:

"I’m looking forward to making the best out of everything. The team that I play for, the money that I get, the situation I’m going into and all of that plays into it. I already have a Super Bowl. I want to be in Baltimore. My heart is in Baltimore, I love Baltimore, I love the fans, I love talking to y’all guys and I know I’m not going to talk to y’all somewhere else."

Free agent safety Ed Reed has not spoken to the Ravens about a new contract yet. It’s believed that the Ravens view Reed as their third-biggest priority behind Joe Flacco and Ellerbe. Meanwhile, reports are circulating that the New England Patriots will try to entice Reed with a deal worth $5 million per season.

The Ravens also don’t expect to get a deal done with offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie before free agency.