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Newsome: Ravens talking with “several” of their free agents

Ozzie Newsome, Steve Bisciotti AP

As was the case last year, the Ravens have multiple starter-caliber free agents who figure to draw interest from other clubs if unsigned when the new league year starts March 11. And with a salary cap constraining their resources, the Ravens have some decisions to make.

At the press conference announcing Terrell Suggs‘ contract extension on Monday, Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome was asked how far along the club was in getting deals done with other players.

“We’ve engaged in discussions with several of our players,” Newsome said. “With the Combine coming up and the majority of the agents will be there and we’ll be there, I’m sure we’ll have more talks, but we’ve engaged in several conversations with several players.”

Left tackle Eugene Monroe, tight end Dennis Pitta, right tackle Michael Oher, defensive lineman Arthur Jones, cornerback Corey Graham, tight end Ed Dickson, linebacker Daryl Smith and wideout Jacoby Jones are among the Ravens’ notable prospective free agents.

Pitta has been a valuable part of the offense in recent seasons, while Monroe plays a vital position well. It’s unclear whom the Ravens have started talks with, but Pitta and Monroe would appear to be two of their key free agents.

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32 Responses to “Newsome: Ravens talking with “several” of their free agents”
  1. ingraven says: Feb 17, 2014 4:15 PM

    “Ravens in contract with “several” of their potential free agents” : Best Title EVER. Haha. Because it is true. They are in CONTRACT will all of their POTENTIAL free agents because they are ALL still on them team.

  2. Coach John Harbaugh says: Feb 17, 2014 4:24 PM

    on a quest to win our 2nd world title in 3 years

    #lifeisgoodtoday

  3. The Steelers cast such an immense shadow over the league. There's no wonder why we are so widely envied. We are superior. We have six Lombardis. What do you have ☹? says: Feb 17, 2014 4:38 PM

    LOL, wow, they would.

  4. jakec4 says: Feb 17, 2014 4:48 PM

    Monroe and Pitta are essential, Aurthur Jones, Daryl Smith, and Corey Graham would be nice, Jacoby Jones is a luxury, and Michael ‘drive killer’ Oher needs to move on. I’d rather have Jonathan Martin who would most definitely be cheap, or Rick Wagner couldn’t be much worse than Oher.

  5. watermelon1 says: Feb 17, 2014 4:52 PM

    If they think Corey graham is more valuable than either of the Joneses…. They’re crazy.

  6. wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says: Feb 17, 2014 4:52 PM

    Eugene Monroe is going to get the franchise tag if they can’t come to an agreement. No way a team would trade as many picks for a guy as the Ravens did, and then let him walk out the door to a long-term contract as the top LT free agent ahead of Brandon Albert and Jared Veldheer. Pitta is replaceable, Monroe is not.

  7. steelcurtainn says: Feb 17, 2014 4:58 PM

    Another year 0f 8-8 is coming.

  8. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Feb 17, 2014 5:04 PM

    Mizzle, Pizzle, Ohizzle, Jizzle, Grizzle, Dizzle, Smizzle, and Jizzle II will be Ravens for life.

  9. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 17, 2014 5:06 PM

    $120,000,000

    LOL!!!

  10. siggtacular says: Feb 17, 2014 5:13 PM

    Steelers wear yellow, sickening

  11. ravensdominate says: Feb 17, 2014 5:18 PM

    And we will get it done. We will win many many more championships. We are the Ravens.

  12. ravensdominate says: Feb 17, 2014 5:19 PM

    Doctor Rustbelt: I’ve said it once ill say it 100 times. You’re a bengals fan. Leave.

  13. jcmeyer10 says: Feb 17, 2014 5:26 PM

    Shoulda done that last year with Boldin.

  14. SmashMouthFootball says: Feb 17, 2014 5:32 PM

    Gotta take it easy on drrustbucket. He’s proudly wearing his 2013 AFC North Champions T-shirt every day. He doesn’t yet realize that Steeler and Raven fans have drawers full of these, as well as AFC Champions, and Super Bowl Champions. Sadly though, he’s still got Andy Dalton.

  15. steelerstrong says: Feb 17, 2014 5:49 PM

    Wonder if they have any idea or concept of the salary cap? Overpaid for an overrated QB and an old linebacker. What’s next?

  16. xinellum says: Feb 17, 2014 5:52 PM

    Many fools here criticize Ozzie and his decisions whether it is signing Graham over either of the Jones’s (of course Graham costs one fifth of either Jones) or about his Boldin decision or his contract with Flacco but none of you have one millionth the respect Ozzie gets in the league. Pretend, guess, and whine all you want, he does it for real and he is the best in the league as rated by his peers. Thank god Ozzie hasn’t done anything anyone here suggests. Oh yeah, and he wins.

  17. eaa11 says: Feb 17, 2014 6:23 PM

    imagine what we could accomplish if we (raven and steeler fans ) combined are trollness and directed it at another franchise as one

  18. ravensdominate says: Feb 17, 2014 6:38 PM

    Steeler strong: you have no idea what your talking about. This deal frees up cap space and when Flacco’s cap number is unmanageable, they’ll restructure him too. When was the last time YOU won the Super Bowl????

  19. Joemontanaflacco says: Feb 17, 2014 7:49 PM

    Newsome’s law: for every positive Ravens’ action,there is an equal and opposite inaction from the Steelers. This is why the Ravens have won a championship in the last five years and the Steelers have had five straight years of devastating disappointments. 9-7, Green Bay, Denver, 8-8, 8-8. Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch.

  20. Nofoolnodrool says: Feb 17, 2014 7:57 PM

    Newsome’s law: for every positive Ravens’ action,there is an equal and opposite inaction from the Steelers. This is why the Ravens have won a championship in the last five years and the Steelers have had five straight years of devastating disappointments. 9-7, Green Bay, Denver, 8-8, 8-8. Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch.

    Spin spin spin, but how do you explain Charlie Batch beating the Chumps? Ouch ouch ouch….cheers

  21. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 17, 2014 9:24 PM

    Key word being “free”, after wasting all that dough on a bloated QB contract, that’s about all they can afford.

  22. hoosierdude says: Feb 17, 2014 9:24 PM

    That was then – This is now!!

  23. scoobies05 says: Feb 17, 2014 9:37 PM

    Charlie Batch? what year is this

  24. joeflaccospuremediocrity says: Feb 17, 2014 10:01 PM

    “Talk” is about all they’ll be doing, what with the money their QB is going to be eating up the next few years.

  25. xcflqb7 says: Feb 18, 2014 12:21 AM

    SmashMouthFootball says:
    Feb 17, 2014 5:32 PM
    Gotta take it easy on drrustbucket. He’s proudly wearing his 2013 AFC North Champions T-shirt every day. He doesn’t yet realize that Steeler and Raven fans have drawers full of these, as well as AFC Champions, and Super Bowl Champions. Sadly though, he’s still got Andy Dalton.

    ………………………………………….

    Deserves more than thumbs up – division champs T’s are paint rags and TJ Maxx clearance rack fodder

  26. thebrownswillalwaysloose says: Feb 18, 2014 12:40 AM

    Monroe and Pitta are the key guys. Then Daryl Smith to go with a second year Arthur Brown and some nice (higher for a change) draft picks and this team is ready to contend again.

    Hey, fool n drool! Losing to Charlie Batch (which actually helped us win a Super Bowl) ain’t nothing like losing to Tim Te bow in the playoffs! You know, the tournament your team hasn’t been back to in the last two years since getting Tebowed.
    Cheers, indeed.

  27. baltimoresnativeson says: Feb 18, 2014 1:42 AM

    Charlie batch? Is that all you loser steeler fans have to cheer about from last year?

    Pathetic

    You lost to Tim freakin Tebow and Rob Goskowski or whatever the hell the Raiders qbs name was that year.

    Shut the hell up

  28. scoobies05 says: Feb 18, 2014 7:23 AM

    and how much success have the Steelers had since Ben got his100 millions?

  29. Nofoolnodrool says: Feb 18, 2014 8:28 AM

    Charlie Batch? what year is this

    Come on scoobies your troll is quoting the past so stay with the theme. Lol you doing well?

  30. sbchampsagain says: Feb 18, 2014 9:35 AM

    Steeler trolls are funny.
    The Ravens are approx $18M UNDER the cap.
    Steelers are approx $10M OVER.

  31. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 18, 2014 10:41 AM

    Steelers $10M over cap > Ravens $18M under

  32. scoobies05 says: Feb 18, 2014 12:03 PM

    doing very well my friend. how are you

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