As has been reported, this off season's personnel moves are log jammed because of the pending deal with Joe Flacco. (i.e. the Ravens can't make a move for Ellerbe until the deal with Joe is done.) In prior years other teams have made fast off season moves while the Ravens FO has waited. Some have been critical of that approach, while some have defended it. And while I understand that it takes two to tango, by waiting to give Joe the long term contract he deserves, the team is significantly handcuffing itself when it comes to signing other players. The Ravens have never had a franchise QB, so it's never been an issue for them before. And so while it's one thing to duke it out with Joe Flacco and Joe Linta, it's another to put the entire team behind the 8-ball when it comes to signing other players. I'm not sure their "let's just take our time and wait" approach is going to benefit the team this year. We'll see.
Note: As far as "the cap" goes, SEVERAL teams have restructured players salaries already to MAKE cap space. Not a word on Suggs, Ngata, or Rice.