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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers have signed free agent safety Haruki Nakamura to a three-year contract. Carolina general manager Marty Hurney announced the deal Friday but did not release financial terms of the contract. The 25-year-old Nakamura has spent four seasons backing up Ed Reed in Baltimore. He's played in 52 games but never started on defense. He has 47 career tackles, one forced fumble and no interceptions. Hurney says Nakamura "is a very talented young safety and has played in a lot of different spots on defense with the Ravens." The GM says he is "very smart" and is an "excellent special teams player and will help us at safety." Nakamura could compete for Carolina's starting free safety job. Sherrod Martin struggled last season with tackling at the position.
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The Baltimore Ravens have retained starting left tackle Bryant McKinnie, electing to pick up his $500,000 roster for next season, according to Aaron Wilson of The Carroll County Times. There had been buzzing that the Ravens were thinking of parting ways with McKinnie because they had a visit scheduled with free agent Eric Winston, the [...]
You knew it was going to happen... because Ozzie doesn't write a 4-year deal for a 31-year-old outside linebacker... it makes perfect sense for Ozzie to let Jarret Johnson go from a personnel management standpoint... but it is still a shock to see a great Ravens player sign with another team.Welcome back to salary cap reality.....Teams were spoiled over the last few years not...
The Carolina Panthers have been busy preparing for the NFL Draft, already hosting at least three players for pre-draft visits.
The Panthers have reportedly met with defensive tackle Michael Brockers and defensive ends Chandler Jones and Quinton Coples. Both Coples and Brockers are likely 1st rounders, who the Panthers may consider at No. 9.
Are the Panthers targeting Brockers?
Six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk agreed to three-year contract Friday with the Baltimore Ravens.
The 35-year-old Birk has started every game in three seasons with Baltimore. He briefly contemplated retirement before deciding he wanted to return.
''One of the things we said earlier this offseason is that we were going to focus attention on the offensive line, and getting...
Now that he's a member of the Saints, I figured I'd learn more about Ben Grubbs by catching up with esteemed blogger Tony Lombardi of Ravens 24x7. No one knows more about the Ravens than this guy, so make sure you go check out his site. Many thanks to Tony for taking the time to give us his take on Grubbs. Here is what he had to say:
"Ben is a player the Ravens would...
After the departure of Pro Bowl left guard Ben Grubbs, the Baltimore Ravens answered some questions along the offensive line by re-signing center Matt Birk to a three-year contract and offered a contract to Philadelphia Eagles free agent guard Evan Mathis. Birk, 35, had contemplated retirement following the Ravens’ 23-20 loss to the New England [...]
The Ravens made their first move in free agency, but it wasn’t really a move at all.
The team announced in a press release that they and center Matt Birk agreed to a three-year contract, pending a physical.
Birk, a 15-year veteran, has started every game for the Ravens since arriving in Baltimore in 2009.
The veteran is seen as a vital cog in Baltimore’s offensive line.
Sources say that Unrestricted Free Agent Derek Anderson has agreed to a one year contract to remain with the Carolina Panthers in 2012.
It’s no secret that 2011 Rookie of the Year Cam Newton is going to be starting under center in 2012. He was supported all of last season by Anderson who was signed to a one year contract back in July of 2011. The 7 Year Veteran only took a few...
The Ravens lost their fourth player since the free agency period started. The fourth one is safety Haruki Nakamura.
Nakamura agreed to a three-year contract with the Carolina Panthers, according to reports.
The Ravens previously lost Ben Grubbs (Saints), Jarret Johnson (Chargers) and Cory Redding (Colts).
In positive news, according to reports, the Ravens offered a contract to left...
Four years ago, Jeremy Shockey made sure that the New York Giants knew how much he didn’t care for the staff. This wasn’t too surprising, as he was often critical of the coaches during his 6 year tenure with the franchise. But after being away for a little while, he wants back in. Of course, not having a job will do that.
The world champion Giants lost two of their tight ends...
The Baltimore Ravens and center Matt Birk agreed to a three-year contract extension Friday.The six-time Pro Bowler is entering his 15th NFL season and has started 96 consecutive games, most among NFL centers.The 35-year-old signed with the Ravens as an unrestricted free agent in 2009.
Jeremy Shockey is ready to mend some fences with the New York Giants.
After spending his first six seasons with the club, Shockey told the New York Daily News that he would be willing to let bygones by bygones and return to the Giants.
Shockey would accept the veteran-minimum salary of $925,000, a source told the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger. He had 37 receptions for 455 yards and...
They weren’t able to keep Carl Nicks. He left for Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
OG Ben Grubbs was out there, so it was a pretty much a no-brainer.
Grubbs signed a 5-year deal with the Saints worth a whopping $36 million with a $10 million dollar signing bonus ($16M guaranteed).