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2015 NFL Free Agency: Five Suitors For Torrey Smith

Torrey Smith, the Ravens' second-round pick from 2011, is set to become a free agent this year. Among the best receivers available on the market, and arguably the most physically gifted, Smith will have no shortage of suitors. Smith has had a productive career, recording over 800 yards in each of his first two years, 1000 in his third, and 11 touchdowns in his most recent one. The...
Via Football Nation
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Future for Key Ravens Free Agents

We got a glimpe of how the Ravens plan to tackle it at their annual State of the Ravens press conference. President Dick Cass, Owner Steve Biscotti, General Manager Ozzie Newsome, and Head Coach John Harbaugh held their annual State of the Ravens address on February 24. Here’s some updates on key players going into free agency. RB Justin Forsett, UFA  View image | gettyimages...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Big E’s NFL Viewpoint: Ten Free Agents the Philadelphia Eagles should Target!

  By Eric “Big E” Jacinto We are just ten days away from the beginning of the 2015 NFL Free agency period. Now I will give my top ten free agents that my favorite team the Philadelphia Eagles should consider signing. I will be doing ten though one, one being the number one target. Keep in mind this includes players they should resign too.   10. Justin Houston (Kansas City...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No deal yet for Torrey Smith as Ravens release Jacoby Jones…

Jacoby Jones made some memorable “big plays” in his 3 years with the Ravens… but there are 3 million reasons why the Ravens had to let him go… Maybe it’s just brinksmanship on both sides, but it sure looks like Torrey Smith’s agent and the Ravens are dragging their feet on getting a contract extension done… Still no deal with WR Torrey Smith, who is arguably the...
Via Ravens Football Machine
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens free agency preview: Baltimore will try to mimic 2014's successes

The Ravens made some very savvy signings last year, bringing in journeyman running back Justin Forsett and wide receiver Steve Smith, who had a boulder on his shoulder, rather than a chip. They now look to complement their current roster with unyielding talent while potentially watching some home-grown players test free agency. Torrey Smith and Pernell McPhee, both whom were selected...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs mock draft: Just because they need a WR doesn't mean they'll take one first

It might surprise Chiefs fans to learn that quarterback Alex Smith threw just two fewer touchdown passes last season (18) than Seattle's Russell Wilson (20) and that the Chiefs scored 36 offensive touchdowns, compared with 40 by the Seahawks. For a beleaguered offense, it wasn't that much less productive than one that almost won a Super Bowl. Even so, that reality is overshadowed...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 days ago  |  Discuss

With salary constraints, how about a cap discount for returning players?

As we pass through the winter lull after the Super Bowl, we are starting to see the first activity of the 2015 season, beginning with the arrival of the scouting combine. This event attracts the decision-makers of NFL teams as they look to evaluate the raw talent of hopeful prospects in the upcoming draft. Aside from watching aspiring young players, this event also brings those decision...
Via PhinManiacs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens Release Jacoby Jones

In a less-than-surprising move, the Baltimore Ravens have released wide receiver and return specialist Jacoby Jones. Best known for a Super Bowl record 108-yard kickoff return against the San Francisco 49ers back in February of 2013, Jones also earned first-team All-Pro honors that season as a return specialist. With a $3.3 million cap hit next season and the Ravens looking to cut...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens terminate Jacoby Jones contract

The Baltimore Ravens terminated wide receiver Jacoby Jones contract on Wednesday. “We thank Jacoby for what he did for us,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “He was invaluable to our success. Opponents, especially on special teams, schemed to stop him. What a compliment to him.” “Jacoby is one of my most favorite players ever to coach, an absolute joy to be around,...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens optimistic about re-signing Torrey Smith

The Baltimore Ravens are coming off of a very successful season after getting to the AFC divisional playoffs in 2014, but they have quite a few big decisions to make this offseason. One of those decisions will be about wide receiver Torrey Smith, who is a free agent and looking for a new contract. If they can afford him, there is no question that they would like to bring him back...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens owner concerned Smith might try to break the bank

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith will either re-sign with the team prior to free agency or hit the open market on March 10th. Without knowing what attention Smith might draw from other teams should he be given the option to test the free agency, the powers to be in Baltimore are worried he might possibly drive up a price tag which the Ravens do not necessarily want to...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Making a case for Ravens to draft Dorial Green-Beckham at #26…

The knock on Green-Beckham has nothing to do with his football talent…if any organization could lead the kid upward from a troubled past, it would be the Ravens… The offensive linemen and tight ends have completed their on-field drills at the 2015 Combine as I write this— now it’s showcase time for the QB’s, running backs and wide receivers. First, a review of the Tight...
Via Ravens Football Machine
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens expect Steve Smith to play in 2015

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports The Baltimore Ravens expect Steve Smith to play in 2015, his 15th season in the NFL. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome wanted Smith, who expressed a desire to play in 2015 after the divisional playoff loss to the New England Patriots, to take a few weeks before making a final decision. At the NFL combine on Wednesday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens Biggest Needs this Off-Season

Here we will be looking at the top-5 positions that the Baltimore Ravens will look to improve during the 2015 off-season. 1. Wide Receiver View image | gettyimages.com High quality receivers generally are not the greatest priority for the Ravens in past seasons. Ravens fans have been used to seeing patch jobs in recent history to hold the team over for a couple seasons...
Via TopSportsReport
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agents That Could Interest the Eagles

Davon House could be a main target for the Eagles. AP Photo/Mike Roemer Before the NFL Draft takes place, there’s this crazy time period between March 10th and mid-April called “free agency.”  Maybe you’ve heard of it?  It’s a time when mediocre players get paid like studs and studs get paid like Gods. Much of the attention right now is on the NFL Combine, the upcoming...
Via Eagles Addict
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What Will it Take for the Ravens to get to the Super Bowl?

For the Baltimore Ravens, the 2014 season was like a tale of two different teams. There’s one team that entered 2014 with the league’s 28th-most difficult schedule, yet somehow finished third in the AFC North with a 10-6 record. This team beat up on the bad teams, but lost four times to 2014 playoff teams and twice to other wildcard contenders.Really this team was fortunate it...
Via Pro Football Spot
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Jets Top Five Free Agent Receivers Wish List

A few weeks ago I posted a list of the top five positions that the Jets must address during free agency this offseason. I also said that in the weeks leading up to the start of free agency that I would go over who I believe should be their top targets at each position. I already went over the top spot on their positions needs list and I listed Kareem Jackson from the Houston Texans...
Via Pro Football Spot
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Rice issues apology to Ravens fans

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY SportsRay Rice issued an apology to the city of Baltimore and to Ravens fans on Friday morning. The former Ravens running back was suspended last season by the NFL after video surfaced of him punching his then-fiancée in a hotel elevator. According to the Baltimore Sun, Rice, 27, plans to leave Maryland and move back to his home state of New York. Here’s...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Projected Landing Spots for Top Free Agent Wide Receivers

When looking at where some of the top-tier pending free agents might land on the open market next month, it’s hard to draw an ultimate conclusion before addressing the whole franchise tag situation. As it relates to the wide receiver position, there has to be no realistic expectation that either Dez Bryant or Demaryius Thomas will be afforded the right to hit free agency. In short...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 free agent wide receivers

In the ever-evolving world of NFL offenses, there is no greater sought position on offense outside of quarterback than wide receiver. This year’s free agent market is abundant with top-level talent as well as seemingly-ageless veterans. Of the list of players testing the open market, seven were the top option on their respective team last season. The plethora of talent available...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Five NFL players set to be wildly overpaid in free agency

It happens every year in NFL free agency. Teams looking to make an imprint around the league hit the market hard in hopes of finding a quick fix to what has been ailing them in recent years. You don’t need me to point out the specific teams here, but it’s rather obvious who I am talking about. The philosophy that goes with this is two-pronged. First off, non-contending teams...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens: Free agent decisions looming

Following the New England Patriots victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, the 2014 NFL season has officially come to a close. Next year, the Patriots will attempt to repeat as Super Bowl champions for the second time since the beginning of the new century. For the Patriots, their win—which came just three weeks after they defeated the Ravens in the Divisional Round—...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Measuring the Eagles’ cost of keeping Maclin and McCoy…

Your offense can probably survive the departure of WR Jeremy Maclin for a big free agent payday if you decide you don’t want to match the offer. The question is, do you throw away a chance to really thrive with him? 85 catches, 1318 total yards and 10 TD’s— those are the 2014-season numbers for a guy who bet on himself and appears to have won. Now the Eagles must decide...
Via Eagles Eye
27 days ago  |  Discuss

What will Ravens do with Haloti Ngata in 2015 ?

Haloti is staying in shape this winter– he intends to be playing somewhere in the league (if not in Baltimore) for a lot of dough. The Ravens brain trust is huddled up in their Florida getaway with owner Sreve Bisciotti this week…and one big item on the agenda is whether they can restructure All-Pro tackle Haloti Ngata’s contract in 2015… Whether or not the Ravens can...
Via Ravens Football Machine
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Torrey Smith reportedly turned down over $30m from Ravens

Here is a nice tidbit. I heard Ravens offered T.Smith 5yrs/$35M before the season with $19M guaranteed. $7M/yr is very fair. Smith started slow; finished strong — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February 3, 2015 If the above were true, it would have made Smith the 15th highest paid receiver in the league.  It seems more than likely that Smith will end up earning something...
Via cover32 - Ravens
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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