The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti is “hopeful” that Ray Lewis and the Ravens will strike a deal before March when Lewis becomes an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.

Steve and Ray

“Last year, I said I don’t think that other people are going to value Ray Lewis higher than we do,” Bisciotti said. “He’s showing at 33 that he’s capable of playing like a 28-year-old. I’ve got my wife on budget already to try to save some money so we can sign him.”