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Ravens still on the hunt for free agents

Steve Bisciotti,  John Harbaugh AP

Baltimore doesn’t have a lot of salary cap space, but that won’t stop them from looking hard at the free agent market in the coming weeks. Owner Steve Biscotti says they are looking for linemen.

“We can still move it around a little bit,” Bisciotti said via BaltimoreRavens.com. “We are still on the hunt for some offensive linemen, hopefully, and anything else that drops in our lap.”

The secondary free agent market is a key one. A lot of good players will get cut just before the season or become available for cheap. The Ravens, for instance, added cornerback Josh Wilson in a trade last August 31.  He was probably their best cover corner last year.

“I think there’s going to be a lot of veterans that get released and a lot of veterans are going to want to play for a team like the Ravens for the veteran minimum or a little more than that with some incentives,” Biscotti said.

He’s right. It’s something to keep in mind when looking at all those 53-man roster projections going around.

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24 Responses to “Ravens still on the hunt for free agents”
  1. blackandpurple52 says: Aug 17, 2011 9:35 AM

    there is no way the ravens can win wit this O-line…they better make some moves

  2. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Aug 17, 2011 9:37 AM

    Or need for a RT is critical at this point. If we were in really good shape at LT we’d be able to move Oher to RT because frankly he’s not going to cut it on the blind side (pardon pun). However in Bmore we’re used to J.O. and he was prob top 5 LT’s ever.

  3. ravens26 says: Aug 17, 2011 9:43 AM

    Need an O-Line fix fast. Other than that, looking pretty good.

  4. ottomanismydog says: Aug 17, 2011 9:44 AM

    it’s all about the o-line coach. not sure who it is for the ravens – but the Steelers have one of the worst o-lines in the nfl, besides Pouncey, and Sean Kuglar puts them in position to succeed. Ravens have the talent to win with their line, they just need find continuity and chemistry as a unit

  5. raven410 says: Aug 17, 2011 9:48 AM

    Go get Stinchcomb Ozzie!

  6. watermelon1 says: Aug 17, 2011 9:50 AM

    Josh Wilson WAS the Ravens best corner last year.

    But you’d never know that based on how easily they let him sign with the Redskins for what has to be considered a cheap contract for his youth and talent.

  7. phins2000 says: Aug 17, 2011 9:53 AM

    “and a lot of veterans are going to want to play for a team like the Ravens for the veteran minimum or a little more than that with some incentives,” Biscotti said.”

    Get a load of this guy.

  8. randolph32 says: Aug 17, 2011 10:02 AM

    There’s a lot of teams in the same boat as the Ravens….cut down day’s will be very interesting to watch.

  9. supashug says: Aug 17, 2011 10:17 AM

    Josh Wilson was a good CB for the Ravens but he got knocked on his bum bum by Roddy White for a TD and that stuff sticks with owners and fans.

    That play is up there with Oher getting beat by Troy P

    when your crappy play costs the team a shot at home playoff game you can be released. Ravens upgraded at CB anyway

  10. ahostiletakeover says: Aug 17, 2011 10:19 AM

    Andy Moeller is nowhere near as good of an o-line coach as Jon Matsko, still scratching my head on that one Ravens FO…any Panthers fan that reads this, you got a rock solid o-line coach, should help Gross, Kalil and company to have a good year.

  11. steelerfannomatterwhat says: Aug 17, 2011 10:21 AM

    ottomanismydog says:
    Aug 17, 2011 9:44 AM
    it’s all about the o-line coach. not sure who it is for the ravens – but the Steelers have one of the worst o-lines in the nfl, besides Pouncey, and Sean Kuglar puts them in position to succeed. Ravens have the talent to win with their line, they just need find continuity and chemistry as a unit

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    Steelers have the worst blocking system in the NFL for the type of players they have. Their design is to push the defenders into an area but the only problem is that Mendenhall runs TO that area and Ben scrambles THROUGH that area. Dan Marino and Barry Sanders would thrive in this system but we all know that the Steelers do not have a Dan Marino or Barry Sanders. Yes, fellow Steeler fans….I am aware that Ben has 2 Super Bowl rings and Marino has none.

  12. jessieboom says: Aug 17, 2011 10:39 AM

    Is it just me or is Bisciotti aging like Al Davis? lookin’ more & more like him.

  13. ticalcaldwell says: Aug 17, 2011 10:43 AM

    The Raven’s just look old..sorry. There are some young hungry teams in the division that I feel will surprise a lot of people. (Bengals and Browns)…It may take 1 or 2 years but the Raven’s and Steeler’s time is almost over….

  14. willcool21 says: Aug 17, 2011 11:04 AM

    they actually could use owens lol sorry i had to say it…. maybe a flirtation or two with Favre?

  15. brawltimore says: Aug 17, 2011 11:52 AM

    ticalcaldwell says:
    Aug 17, 2011 10:43 AM
    The Raven’s just look old..sorry. There are some young hungry teams in the division that I feel will surprise a lot of people. (Bengals and Browns)…It may take 1 or 2 years but the Raven’s and Steeler’s time is almost over….

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    Damn, we look old. I’m sure you wouldn’t take our oldest sure-fire HOFers off our hands would you?

    As long as your Ohioans keep whiffing year after year in the draft the Steelers and Ravens will always be on top. Cleveland has been rebuilding since re-induction into the league and Cinci.. Mike Brown NUFF SAID.

    Some real hypochondriacs in this post, Ravens o-line isn’t nearly as bad as you think it is. Oher was a beast on the right side, Jah Reid is looking good too.. what just because one was a 1st rounder and the other is a 3rd you’re worried? The rookie will be fine. Free agency isn’t always the answer.

  16. ravenscaps48 says: Aug 17, 2011 11:53 AM

    Well, We know what the Ravens 1st Round Pick will be next year. Good Ol’ Offensive Lineman

  17. radrntn says: Aug 17, 2011 12:04 PM

    wait for day all teams have to be @53….there will be some quality names on that day

  18. xinellum says: Aug 17, 2011 12:04 PM

    We have a great right tackle at the Ravens, what are people talking about. It just so happens that he is playing on the left side where he is just average. The Ravens need to give up on the Oher project, move him back to where he was a pro bowl consideration on the right side, and spend the money on a good left tackle, on of the best investments any team can make. That moves Yanda back to guard, resolves the tackle issues, we have Grubbs at the other guard who is dynamite. Or we can get Shawn O’Hara to play center until Birk comes back then move O’Hara to guard and Yanda back out to tackle for the season. Sign O’Hara to a one year and resign him if he is good because Birk only has about one good year left on his knees.

  19. trickbunny says: Aug 17, 2011 12:16 PM

    phins2000 says:
    Aug 17, 2011 9:53 AM

    “and a lot of veterans are going to want to play for a team like the Ravens for the veteran minimum or a little more than that with some incentives,” Biscotti said.”
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    Translation: “We can’t wait to pay some guys the minimum and hope to ride their backs to the Super Bowl.” Stay classy, Steve. …and no, not everyone wants to play for the annual chokefest that is the Ravens.

    The year 2000 seems like a million years ago.

  20. pigskinswag says: Aug 17, 2011 1:17 PM

    They may wanna take a look at Jon Stinchomb

  21. barneysbullet says: Aug 17, 2011 1:41 PM

    Dude. You already have O-line help right in your back pocket…PUT BRIAN MATTISON ON THE 53, ALREADY!!!!

  22. barneysbullet says: Aug 17, 2011 2:23 PM

    …my bad. Shoulda checked the roster first. CONGRATS BRYAN!!!

  23. bebopa says: Aug 17, 2011 6:56 PM

    still a few out there, not many good ones. Kevin Smith at RB could be a good addition.

  24. hotdog113 says: Aug 18, 2011 4:00 PM

    Bah.

    NFL history says that if the Ravens don’t win a SB in the next 2 years under Harbaugh, it is time to get a new coach and start over.

    The players you grab your first or second year are the ones who are going to put you over the top.

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