The Ravens could make a move for New York Jets' inside linebacker Jonathan Vilma during the offseason. Ray Lewis has one year remaining on his contract after this season. It will pay him nearly $6.5 million in base salary in 2008 and will count in excess of $9 million against the salary cap. Lewis has lobbied for years for an extension, but the Ravens might want to trade for Vilma who was placed on injured reserve Saturday with a knee injury. Like Lewis, he is from the University of Miami. Like Lewis, his strength is running and making tackles sideline to sideline. With Vilma, the Ravens could stay in a 4-3 defense.
Baltimore Wants Jets' LB Vilma