Although the Ravens have placed a high priority on signing quarterback Joe Flacco to a long-term deal, the team has no intention of overpaying potential free agents or having several players restructure their contracts in order to keep the current roster intact.
Before he could bask in a shower of confetti, before he could put his fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy and before he could head into retirement as a champion, Ray Lewis had one final task: stop the San Francisco 49ers on three plays 5 yards from the end zone.
So, Ray Lewis, now that you've won a Super Bowl, what's next?
Standing tall in the middle of a defense that survived a frenzied comeback by Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers, Lewis put a lovely bow on his 17th NFL season by earning his second Super Bowl ring — 12 years after the first.
Right guard Alex Boone arrives for work most days and swears at left guard Mike Iupati. From Boone, it's always considered a term of endearment directed at his 49ers offensive linemates.
The San Francisco 49ers never have tasted defeat in a Super Bowl, going 5-0. It's the most impressive mark for any franchise in the big game.
Scenes and observations from the NFL's annual Super Bowl media day _ interviews with players and team personnel from the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers on the field at the Superdome:
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs respects and understands President Barack Obama's opinion about the dangers of football _ and hesitation about having a child play.
The Baltimore Ravens' reputation for trash-talking arrived at the Super Bowl before they did.