With February nearing its end, the March 9 start to free agency is rapidly approaching. Teams are allowed to contact and enter into negotiations with players beginning on March 7.
So the Ravens seeming inactivity in regards to roster decisions, especially cuts seems odd. There is a long list of players who could be cut to clear cap space to retain our own players, or sign some outside players. Daryl Smith, Justin Forsett, Eugene Monroe, Lardarius Webb, Will Hill III, Matt Elam, Arthur Brown, Chris Canty, Dennis Pitta, Kyle Arrington, Kendrick Lewis and Anthony Levine are all players who could be jettisoned to clear up the precious roster space, but here we are with just 10 days left until the negotiation window opens and none of them have been cut.
So I looked back at previous years to get a feel if this was unusual, or a regular occurrence.
Here is a look back at the previous 10 offseasons:
2015 - Start of Free agency on March 10
Terrence Cody (Jan 25- Animal Cruelty Charges), Jacoby Jones (Feb 25), Chris Canty (Feb 27)
2014 - Start of Free agency on March 11
Jameel McClain & Vonta Leach (Feb 28)
2013 - Start of Free agency on March 12
Bobbie Williams (March 8), Bernard Pollard (March 13)
2012 - Start of Free agency on March 13
Chris Carr (March 1), Lee Evans (March 4)
2011 - Start of Free agency on July 30 (Lockout)
Willis McGahee & Lamar Divens (July 29)
So it seems this is business as usual, and besides the Super Bowl year, the team will usually wait for the releases until a week or 2 before the start of free agency, with the exception of players like Cody and Kindle. Which means the cuts should begin soon.