Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh walks off the field after being defeated by Cincinnati Bengals 34-17 at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

John Harbaugh: Looking for ways to bolster roster


After a disappointing 8-8 season, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is making sure his roster is where he wants it.

As signings now won’t cost teams compensatory draft picks, the Ravens are looking to utilize the late signings as they did last season, when they picked up linebacker Daryl Smith and plugged him in as a starter.

“I think we’re aware of the guys that are still out there, free agents that would be more favorable to sign after June 1 and all that,” Harbaugh said, according to Matt Zenitz of the Carroll County Times. “We’re going to be watching the waiver wire real close. We’re going to try and get better. We had a conversation, Ozzie and I, and I like to think on principle that we really believe this: We want to build as strong of a 53-man roster as we possibly can, and as we do that [to] try to get stronger every chance we get. We’ll be looking.”

It appears the Ravens may be seeking veteran help for their secondary, as the team lacks experienced players at the cornerback position.

The 2013 Ravens failed to improve upon their 10-6 regular season record from the season before, which saw them win Super Bowl XLVII. The team lost franchise star Ray Lewis to retirement in between seasons.

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