Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 3/20/12
The formula never deviates. So the Ravens took a shot at landing suddenly blossoming left guard Evan Mathis to replace Ben Grubbs...but Mathis decided to stay with Philly for 5 years at $25 million and $7 milz guaranteed...No biggie...It may have been the right player, but it was definitely not the right price for the Ravens.So now, back to the drawing board...plenty of time... Mathis would have been nice... a guy who understands zone-blocking, too... but the Ravens can look to converting LT Jah Reid to left guard...or even moving Michael Oher there, and...well, the combinations are endless. Plus, there's still plenty of free agents out there at an increasingly realistic price tag.“Ozzie [Newsome] always calls it, ‘Right player, right price. Ravens player, Ravens price.’ That’s really what you’re looking for. That’s what I mean by value.” The Ravens have been quiet thus far in free agency, the result of reportedly not having much cap space because of signing their own franchise players.
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