The market might be slower than normal, but the agent for linebacker Dannell Ellerbe said the interest in his client was immediate.
Agent Hadley Engelhard told Jim Corbett of USA Today there were a number of calls last night.
“I’ve had dialogue with teams,” Engelhard said. “There were several. One team in particular called me at 12:01.”
Of course, one of those apparently wasn’t the Ravens, as Engelhard said he hadn’t received an offer from Ellerbe’s own team despite a report they were ready to make a “significant offer” to the linebacker before Tuesday’s opening of the free agent signing season.
“There’s nothing to report right now,” Engelhard said Saturday. “I read that, too.
“I expect things to pick up at the beginning of the week as we approach Tuesday. That’s where we are.”
This weekend seems to be working well for the guys who want to squeeze their own team one last time but don’t really want to leave.
But for Ellerbe, it might be a taste of something bigger to come, especially considering the way the Ravens are trying to squeeze their own.