With the NFL trade deadline looming (Tuesday at 4 p.m.) the Baltimore Ravens are donning their best poker faces.
On Monday, head coach John Harbaugh spoke with the media, but said little of substance.
“I wouldn’t comment on it anyway if they were doing something,” Harbaugh said when asked if any potential trades were in the works. “Probably best to stay away from that.”
With less than $2M of available salary cap room, I would think the Ravens are better off holding on to that money for a rainy day. Despite all the rumors whirling around about wide receivers, let’s face it: no “game changer” is coming here for that price.
Of course, I’ve been wrong in the past, and it’s bound to happen again.
Hakeem Nicks? No thanks.
Kenny Britt? Perhaps if he can stay out of trouble…then maybe (he did after all tell me earlier this year while in town for the Ed Block Courage Awards that he likes the city and thought it would be cool to play here).
Larry Fitzgerald? Of course! But let’s be real – he isn’t leaving Arizona and if he did it would require way more than the Ravens can dish out.
In the article posted earlier today by Russell Street Report head honcho Tony Lombardi, “Ravens Trade Rumors are Fantasy Voyages” Tony points out why these rumors are just that, and I certainly agree.
Bringing in a new receiver like Hakeem Nicks or Kenny Britt would do little to help the Ravens. Receivers need time to develop a rapport with their quarterback. They need time to understand the offense and to be able to make effective pre-snap reads when facing certain blitz packages.
Now, Ozzie has been known to pull a few tricks out of his hat. Still, this time I think the Ravens should stand pat; however, if a move is made I would like it to be one that would shore up the offensive line.
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