"He wants to be here. We want him here. It's just a matter of [senior vice president of football administration] Pat Moriarty and [agent] Mike McCartney coming to terms on something that Haloti feels great about and the organization feels great about," Harbaugh told WNST at the combine Wednesday.
"I'm real confident we can get that done. I really believe it will get done. I don't have any doubt in my mind it'll get done, but it's got to get done."
A report last week surfaced that the Ravens informed Ngata that he'll need to take a pay cut if he wants to play for the team in 2015. Ngata, 31, is scheduled to make a team-high $16 million in 2015, and a contract extension could clear some cap space for the Ravens.
Melvin emerged as a starter at the end of the season due to multiple season-ending injuries to cornerbacks Jimmy Smith (foot), Asa Jackson (knee) and Danny Gorrer (knee). He started two of the three games he appeared in, registering 17 tackles, a forced fumble and a pass deflection.
Ravens' Harbaugh: 'It would be tough' for Jernigan to play Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/29/14) Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters "it would be tough" for rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan to play Saturday's wild-card game against Pittsburgh, per Comcast SportsNet Baltimore. Jernigan was forced out of Week 17 against Cleveland with a foot injury. Harbaugh indicated that the injury won't keep him out for the remainder of the postseason, if the Ravens advance past the first round.
Field goals down Ravens in loss to Texans
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/21/14) Coming off their best performance of the season, the Ravens DST unit failed to live up to expectations in Week 16's 25-13 loss to the Texans.
The Ravens mostly held the Texans offense in check, limiting them to 313 yards of total offense. However, the Texans had the ball in the red zone seven times, and were able to rack up a solid scoring day despite being held to just one touchdown, as they kicked six field goals in the win. The Ravens forced just one turnover, and failed to sack Case Keenum in the loss.
The Ravens finished Sunday's game with just 5 Fantasy points, one week after dropping 26 against the Jaguars. They will look to bounce back in Week 17, as they face the Browns in the season finale.
Big play early lifts Ravens over Jaguars
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/14/14) The Ravens DST unit put together another strong performance in Week 15, a 20-12 win over the Jaguars.
The Ravens got the game started on the right foot, scoring a touchdown off a blocked punt just three minutes in. They ultimately limited the Jaguars to just 248 yards of total offense, while sacking Blake Bortles eight times and forcing one additional turnover.
The Ravens are hitting their stride on defense at exactly the right time, with three double-digit Fantasy point efforts in their last four. They are averaging 15.5 Fantasy points per game during that stretch, and should be viewed as a solid Fantasy option heading into Week 16 against the Texans.
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The Ravens defense bounced back in 2014, improving their points-per-game allowed average by more than 3 points from the previous season. They also took a step forward for Fantasy purposes, ranking eighth in Fantasy scoring thanks largely to a pass rush that came away with the third-most sacks in the league. They will be operating without long-time stalwart Haloti Ngata on the line, so there could be a transition period. However, they still have enough talent around and a track record of success that you should be targeting them on Draft Day in the later rounds as a starting unit.