Inside the Ravens with Aaron Wilson

Friday, February 5, 2010

Uncapped season points to contract extension for some Ravens


RAVENS LOOKING AHEAD: With the uncapped year looming in 2010, the Ravens may take the opportunity to secure some young players to contract extensions.

Newsome indicated that he'll look to extend some core players to four or five-year deals before next season.

Among the top candidates for new deals: Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, offensive linemen Jared Gaither, Ben Grubbs and Marshal Yanda and punter Sam Koch.

"We have to be smart enough to know that there are going to be some opportunities that we can extend some guys and take them out of the unrestricted game, and we can have them for four or five years," Newsome said. "That's a balance that we are going to be dealing with over the course of the next four or five months.

"We've got to be prepared to be able to extend some or to be able to say, 'OK, we might have to let this one go because we've got a young player that has to step in and play.' We're playing that game in our mind right now."

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