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Ravens won’t be signing Jerricho Cotchery

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Free-agent receiver Jerricho Cotchery recently visited the Steelers.  He left without a contract.

Cotchery also has visited the Ravens.  He also left without a contract.

Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens won’t be signing Cotchery.  Per Hensley, there were no problems with Cotchery’s physical.

Beyond Anquan Boldin, the Ravens have little experience at the receiver position.  T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who spent the 2010 season in Baltimore, remains available.  Derrick Mason and Donte’ Stallworth have signed with the Jets and Redskins, respectively.

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24 Responses to “Ravens won’t be signing Jerricho Cotchery”
  1. iplayforrexryan says: Aug 10, 2011 11:19 PM

    he’s a good player. He’s probably asking for too much money.

  2. shaunymac424 says: Aug 10, 2011 11:19 PM

    I’m surprised Housh is still available. He seemed like he was a stud in Cincy, but when he left for Seattle he became irrelevant. I wonder if he could be resurrected in AZ across from Fitz.

  3. edmazeing1 says: Aug 10, 2011 11:22 PM

    Next up philly!!!

  4. doctorfootball says: Aug 10, 2011 11:26 PM

    A mistake, in my opinion. The Ravens could use Cotchery. He’s a smart, possession receiver, who is great at finding the holes in defenses. Unless he was asking for too much, why not sign him?

  5. nyjalleffingday says: Aug 10, 2011 11:26 PM

    Sweet. Pats fans may harp about how Jets fans are “jealous” about Shaun Ellis going to them, but in reality Jets fans will be jealous of any team that gets this guy. Phenomenal athlete, amazing competitor, that catch vs. the Browns last year defined his career in a nutshell.

  6. whoknowsnothing says: Aug 10, 2011 11:27 PM

    Raven’s receiving corp could be looking like the 2010 Redskins group.

  7. vbe2 says: Aug 10, 2011 11:28 PM

    I hear the Giants are in need of a new WR…

  8. joeflaccosunibrow says: Aug 10, 2011 11:30 PM

    Crotchery is just another flavor of Anquan Boldin. Ravens want Lee Evans. If the Bills keep their asking price high for him, look for Ozzie to get some value in a WR cut prior to September 11.

  9. sterilizecromartie says: Aug 10, 2011 11:36 PM

    How about the Browns? The TE and the RB are the best pass-catchers out there for crying out loud.

  10. benh999 says: Aug 10, 2011 11:40 PM

    This guy is even slow-witted by Bayonne standards.

  11. june20102002 says: Aug 10, 2011 11:42 PM

    Not surprising. This is the perfect case of ego before security felt disrespected, blah, blah, blah, and wanted to be released. well, he had something good at the Jets, a roster spot, a contract and two years left on a deal.

    But…………………….

    Now he knows this is the worst year to go and do something this dumb. 9 dropped passes and a surgically repaired back will do this to ya.

  12. thehusker says: Aug 10, 2011 11:42 PM

    Cotchery is the equivalent of Steve Breaston. Serviceable but he is not going to change your team. If Baltimore wanted improvement at WR they should of never cut Derrick Mason or signed Braylon Edwards.

  13. dbellina says: Aug 10, 2011 11:46 PM

    When I was in elementary school, I always remembered which state was Minnesota because it looks like a pitcher. A pitcher of mini-soda.

  14. depotnator says: Aug 10, 2011 11:56 PM

    Breastpn was a great no. 3 at AZ but not so good as the no. 2 replacing Boldin. Couch isn’t durable enough to be dependable.

  15. nahcouldntbethat says: Aug 11, 2011 12:13 AM

    Cotchery had more value to the Jets than any other team. He’s going to sign somewhere, probably for less than he’d have made with the Jets, and he’ll do fine there. His greatest value though would have been with his team, not as a free agent looking for a home.

    I really think bringing in Derrick Mason was a huge mistake. Not because he won’t be a serviceable #3 receiver, but because it was the last straw for Cotchery and it pushed him away from the team.

    The Jets are going to have to get a really good season out of Mason to make up for that and at 37 that’s really a coin-flip.

    You can’t keep transplanting the heart of a team and expect to gain on the deal. That just doesn’t work and it never has.

  16. nyjetsfootball says: Aug 11, 2011 12:16 AM

    He is a good player and deserves the best. No one can match his play this year against the browns

  17. huejackson says: Aug 11, 2011 12:32 AM

    he wants more money than the following WRSmake now
    chad ocho stinko
    Braylon Edwards
    Louis Murphy
    Plaxico Burress
    Kenny Brit
    Beaston
    Steve Smith(eagles)

    this is just a few a baltimore radio station said
    Cotchery is a 4th or 5th WR at best, He is reliable but the money he wants hes going to be sitting on the couch on sundays
    Hes worth a mill a year tops
    He wants 7 -10mill a year

  18. june20102002 says: Aug 11, 2011 12:41 AM

    I don’t Jets fans would be jealous of anything. How’s that Haynesworth signing working out?

  19. june20102002 says: Aug 11, 2011 12:42 AM

    Day 5, Haynesworth still not on the field.

  20. theduuuuuuuuuude says: Aug 11, 2011 3:08 AM

    I hope the Vikings are keeping an eye on his situation and will be willing to make a move should his asking price come down a bit. They lost Sidney Rice and haven’t done anything to make the receiving corps better. Cotchery would definitely be an upgrade over Greg Camarillo

  21. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Aug 11, 2011 7:00 AM

    I don’t understand why we don’t sign Housh again. He’d be a number 2 which is better than he was last year, so he’d be a little bit happier. This whole Ngata contract thing is ridiculous. This is KILLING our cap room. Either get it done or dont, we have to fill a roster capable of winning games and that includes a receiving corps that can make plays.

  22. laxer37 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:14 AM

    TJ Houshmandzadah is a piece of trash. Had some nice seasons because teams focused on Ochocinco. He’s a slow, possession receiver that crumbles under pressure and is always making excuses.

    I hope the Ravens bring him back.

  23. dfeltz says: Aug 11, 2011 8:48 AM

    Come to Chicago.

  24. blackfoot11 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:52 AM

    Giants need to ponce on Cotchery’s availability after losing Smith to the Eagles. Adding him will give Eli three solid targets. I would not bank on the inexperienced Victor Cruz or the recovering Hixon to fill that role with the significance the Giants need in there offense.

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