Mark your calendars now because the Ravens are already gearing up for their 2018 season.
From the Pro-Bowl all the way to the start of the regular season, here are the key dates.
January 28th: Pro Bowl, Orlando, Fla.
Safety Eric Weddle, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and inside linebacker C.J. Mosley will all be in attendance. In addition, Suggs and Weddle were named starters. The game will take place at Camping World Stadium. Kickoff is at 3:00 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN.
February 3rd: Pro Football Hall of Fame 2018 Class announced
This will be a very important day for Ray Lewis and the Ravens organization as Lewis waits to here if he will be sealed into football history, one day prior to Super Bowl LII.
February 5th: Waiver system takes effect
The waiver system allows players' contracts or a club's NFL rights to a player available to other clubs in the league. Upon doing this, the other 31 teams can place a claim to obtain him or waive their chance. During this 24- hour period, once a club waives a player it can not take the player back or change his status. Assignments are based upon draft order until the third week of the regular season. If a player does not get claimed, he becomes a free agent.
February 20th: First day to franchise or transition tag a player
February 27th- March 5th: NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis, IN
This seven day period will be crucial for General Manager Ozzie Newsome to get a good look at potential Ravens.
March 6th: Deadline to franchise or transition tag a player
March 12-14th: Teams are allowed to contact and negotiate with agents of players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents
March 14th: Start of new league year at 4:00 p.m. ET
At this time, all 2017 player contracts expire meaning teams can begin seeking and signing free agents. Ravens free agents include Mike Wallace, Benjamin Watson, Ryan Jensen, Terrance West, James Hurst, Michael Campanaro, Steven Johnson, Ryan Mallet, Brandon Boykin, Crockett Gillmore, Brent Urban and Luke Bowanko.
March 25-28th: Owners Meeting, Orlando, FL
April 16th: Voluntary OTA's can begin
April 20th: Deadline for restricted FA's to sign offer sheets
April 26th-28th: 2018 NFL Draft, Arlington, TX
The Ravens will be heading down to Arlington, Texas in hopes of picking up their next franchise player. Positions needed include wide receiver, tight end, quarterback and outside linebacker.
May 4-7th or 11-14th: Potential three-day rookie minicamp
May 31-June 2nd: Ravens Beach Bash, Ocean City, MD
July 16th: Deadline to get long-term deal done with designated franchise tag player
Mid-Late July: Training camp begins
August 2nd: Hall of Fame Game, Canton, OH
August 4th: Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Canton, OH
Again, keep this date marked as it could be the day Ray Lewis is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
September 6th: Start of regular season