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Baltimore is always prepared for free agency and they generally wait for the market to set itself before pursuing free agents from other teams. Now it’s looking like the Ravens will lose two free agents.
Defensive end Cory Redding is reportedly set to meet with the Indianapolis Colts. This makes sense because the Ravens’ former defensive coordinator, Chuck Pagano, is now the head coach. Redding already knows the system and could tutor the Colts in Pagano’s defense.
If Redding does choose to leave, the Ravens will replace him with young defensive players Pernell McPhee and Arthur Jones.
The other player is more obvious. That player is left guard Ben Grubbs. Grubbs, a Pro Bowl offensive lineman, was reportedly offered a contract from the Ravens, but is expected to leave in free agency.
Grubbs, according to a report from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, will meet with the Saints. New Orleans lost Carl Nicks to the Buccaneers and Grubbs would be a great signing to replace him.
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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).
After losing Cory Redding and Jarret Johnson in free agency on Wednesday, Pro Bowl left guard Ben Grubbs may follow suit, and the Ravens aren’t waiting around for him to make a decision. Grubbs, 27, is currently meeting with the New Orleans Saints and the Ravens moved on as well, bringing in Philadelphia Eagles free-agent [...]
According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens have made left guard Ben Grubbs a substantial offer to remain in Baltimore, in order to keep him from hitting open market as a free agent.
If Grubbs ends up testing the open market, there will likely be a team that’s willing to outbid the Ravens and possibly snatch him up. Unfortunately the Ravens don’t have a lot o...
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...
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The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms on a five-year contract with Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs, hoping he can fill the void left when All-Pro left guard Carl Nicks left in free agency for NFC South Division rival Tampa Bay.
Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, who announced the deal Thursday, says Grubbs' experience and past success with the Baltimore Ravens will make him...
The Indianapolis Colts have completed a new deal to keep receiver Reggie Wayne and have signed free agent defensive end Cory Redding.
Wayne's deal is for three years and $17.5 million.
Redding will rejoin head coach Chuck Pagano, his former defensive coordinator in Baltimore, in Indianapolis. Terms of Redding's deal were not released.
News of Wayne's contract leaked...
The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent defensive end Cory Redding to a three-year contract Wednesday.The deal is reportedly worth $10.5 million, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.Redding recorded 43 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 15 games for the Baltimore Ravens last season.
The Saints didn't wait long to move once they realized Carl Nicks was a goner. He's been replaced at left guard by Ben Grubbs formerly of the Baltimore Ravens. I have to assume he was offered the same contract the Saints put on the table for Nicks - 5 years, $36 million with a $10 million signing bonus. Grubbs, a pro bowl alternate last year and a former 1st round pick, was...
Pierre Garçon signed a massive deal with the Washington Redskins. The Colts have turned their attention to a familiar face as a result: Reggie Wayne.
The Colts lost wide receiver Pierre Garcon, 25, earlier in the day when he signed a six-year, $42.5 million contract with the Washington Redskins that threatened to leave them without their No. 1, Wayne, and No. 2 receivers with a...
The teams in the AFC North have taken a pretty good hit over the last two days. Each team has lost a guy who helped them get to where they were last season. The Ravens seem to be taking the biggest hit. The Bengals are hurting on the defensive line and the Browns lost their Running Back.
The Ravens lost Jarrett Johnson today. He signed a four year deal with the Chargers....