There was speculation the Baltimore Ravens would be in the hunt for a pass rusher or wide receiver prior to this season's trade deadline.
However, general manager Eric DeCosta decided the best course of action was to not make any moves.
He is walking a delicate balance between trying to win this season and building a foundation for future success.
DeCosta simply was not going to part with a high draft pick, especially considering the tepid market for pass rushers and the asking price for the elite receivers.
The Ravens, however, were reportedly in contact with the Jets about acquiring safety Jamal Adams. Both Tony Jefferson and DeShon Elliott have been lost to season-ending injuries and Baltimore could use added depth in the secondary.
However, DeCosta was not willing to meet their asking price, which was at least a first-round pick and additional compensation. Baltimore could still make a move via free agency or file a waiver claim to add a player, but that does not appear likely at this point.
The Ravens are limited with the money available under their salary cap, which is $780,210, according to Over the Cap. The Ravens managed to free up some funds by extending the contract of receiver Willie Snead.
DeCosta did already make a splash last week by acquiring cornerback Marcus Peters from the Los Angeles Rams for linebacker Kenny Young and an undisclosed draft pick. That move already paid dividends as Peters had an interception in his Ravens debut.
The Ravens will also have fellow cornerback Jimmy Smith back in the lineup for the first time since the regular-season opener when he suffered a knee injury.
Baltimore (5-2) hosts the undefeated New England Patriots (8-0) in Week 9 on Sunday Night Football.