Wake-up caw: State of the Ravens day

Today is one of the more anticipated gatherings of the offseason. It's the "State of the Ravens" press conference where owner Steve Bisciotti, general manager Ozzie Newsome, president Dick Cass and coach John Harbaugh share their thoughts on the season and what lies ahead for the team.

The media session is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., and you can follow highlights on my Twitter account.

I am interested to hear what they have to say about the struggling offense, the personnel moves made after winning the Super Bowl and the chances of more changes with the coaching staff.

Check back with the Ravens blog all day for all the news and analysis from the press conference.

Here's the rest of your wake-up caw ...

  • Backup running back Bernard Pierce is expected to undergo surgery on his right shoulder to repair damage to his rotator cuff, according to The Baltimore Sun. The other previously scheduled surgeries this offseason for the Ravens were cornerback Lardarius Webb (sports hernia) and center Gino Gradkowski (knee).

  • John Eisenberg, of the team's official website, believes the Ravens' priority has to be getting quarterback Joe Flacco back on track. "The Ravens should devote this offseason to trying to make that happen," Eisenberg wrote. "They know he can take them all the way in the right circumstances. They need to work on giving him better targets, better protection, a better running game, a fresher scheme."

  • Putting the franchise tag on tight end Dennis Pitta would cost approximately $6.7 million for the 2014 season, according to The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec. "That’s why the Ravens will work hard to keep Pitta off the market, and try to reach an acceptable deal for both sides before free agency opens on March 11," Zrebiec wrote. "It’s what both sides want but if they can’t make it happen, using the franchise tag on Pitta is another option."

  • Mike Flacco, the 26-year-old brother of Joe Flacco, plans to enter this year's NFL draft, a league source told ESPN. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound tight end played football this past season at the University of New Haven.

  • Want a Super Bowl ring? Two former Ravens are auctioning theirs off. Jamie Sharper, a starting linebacker for the 2000 Ravens, and Damien Berry, a running back who was on injured reserve for the 2012 team, are putting up their championship jewelry for sale, according to The Baltimore Sun.

  • What's going on with offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell? This is the first day in a week that he hasn't been linked to a team or had an interview set up with one for a head coaching job.