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As Ravens keep looking for receivers, Harbaugh flirts with T.O. tampering

Reportedly spurned in their desire to trade for a 35-year-old receiver who hasn’t done much to date in his first year with a new team, the Ravens are now reportedly interested in an even older receiver who has done even less in his first season with a new franchise.

Yes, the Ravens could swing a deal for Patriots receiver Joey Galloway, who has been a healthy scratch for the last three games.

Regarding the report that the Ravens called the Bills regarding the availability of Terrell Owens, Baltimore coach John Harbaugh, who worked for the Eagles during Owens’ time there, threw caution to the wind Monday and talked about a guy who is under contract with another team:  “All I can say about T.O. is this — I’m going to jump out on a limb here
– I’ve got a lot of respect for T.O., OK?  Always have,” Harbaugh said, per the Baltimore Sun
“He’s a football player, he practices hard.  I think he’s got a really
good heart, always have.  We have a good relationship.  Now is anything
happening there?  Not that I know of.  And I think I would know if
something was happening.”

It’s not happening because, as Peter King of NBC suggested Saturday and Jay Glazer of FOX specifcally reported Sunday in relation to the call from the Ravens, the Bills expressed no interest in moving Owens and his one-year, $6.5 million salary.

The Ravens currently have five wideouts on the roster:  Derrick Mason, Mark Clayton, Kelley Washington, Demetrius Williams, and David Tyree, who signed with the team only recently. 

The Ravens have shown no interest in other free-agent wideouts, including Matt Jones and Marvin Harrison.

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11 Responses to “As Ravens keep looking for receivers, Harbaugh flirts with T.O. tampering”
  1. TFBuckFutter says: Oct 20, 2009 8:05 AM

    So did “always” extend to this past offseason when the Ravens had the chance to get him?
    And maybe they are just pursuing Joey Galloway in the off chance the Ravens and Patriots face each other in the playoffs. Luckily for the Patriots, I don’t think Joey ever bothered to look at the team’s playbook.

  2. Big Stretch says: Oct 20, 2009 8:08 AM

    Why not trade for Steve Smith?

  3. whywerule says: Oct 20, 2009 8:12 AM

    Yes, the Ravens could swing a deal for Patriots receiver Joey Galloway, who has been a healthy scratch for the last three games.
    lol…The Pats are probably willing to give the Ravens a 5th round pick in next years draft if the Ravens will simply take Galloway off their hands.
    BTW, I do like Galloway…or at least the career he has had. It just is not working out in New England with Galloway; and he is not the first WR Belichick has misfired on.

  4. FireJerryJones says: Oct 20, 2009 8:14 AM

    Nobody wanted T.O. in the off-season. Now he knows that somebody is interested.
    Should be a fine here for tampering with T.O.
    T.O. has a 1 year deal. Now will be looking to sign with Ravens next year. Buffalo has no shot to re-sign him.

  5. underwriter says: Oct 20, 2009 8:19 AM

    They better trade for a DB, the defense doesn’t scare anyone anymore. Vivica was a waste of money….
    Our offense can score with and on anyone with the guys we have, we need DBs!!!!

  6. kessdaman says: Oct 20, 2009 8:46 AM

    TO better play CB, because the ones the Ravens have suck.

  7. emulcifier says: Oct 20, 2009 8:58 AM

    As moronic as the Bills front office acts sometimes, they realize the shitstorm this would cause amongst Bills fans.
    Remember, the Bills deftly avoided improving their team this season. Instead, they signed TO and made alot of money. If they trash TO, they’re going to throw alot of that money in the trash.

  8. scrapdawg12 says: Oct 20, 2009 9:11 AM

    If the Ravens win the time of possession each game. Then their D is on the field less. Thats all they got to do.

  9. Frank Burns says: Oct 20, 2009 10:30 AM

    The Ravens — always blaming the refs or somebody else for their losses. Imagine how Harbaugh would be whining if say, Buffalo started making comments about Mason.

  10. ZombieRevolution says: Oct 20, 2009 10:44 AM

    PFT Misleading Headline of the Hour “As Ravens keep looking for receivers, Harbaugh flirts with T.O. tampering”
    What did the coach say to prompt this- he talked about a player he worked with at one time, a potential hall of famer. What did the coach conclude with: “Now is anything happening there? Not that I know of. And I think I would know if something was happening.”
    PFT represents the best and worst of the internet. A lawyer has developed a popular website that gets NFL info out fast (and occasionally providing original content). The downside- often poor journalism, mediocre editing, sensationalism and bias. Power to PFT.

  11. jkr says: Oct 20, 2009 11:28 PM

    Why would buffalo not trade T.O. he is only signed for one year now they will get nothing in return. So lets hear it from all you T.O. haters out there that he’s finished because his numbers are down but remember this he’s constantly being doubled and oh by the way Evans and Reed must be finished as well because there numbers are down.Well I have the answer Edwards and Fitzpatrick are horse $*#!.

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