Ryan Grant fails physical with Ravens

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A day before free agency opened, the Ravens and wide receiver Ryan Grant agreed to a contract. Two days later, Grant still hasn’t signed it. And he might never sign it.

Grant failed his physical with the Ravens, according to multiple reports.

NFL contract agreements are contingent on a player passing a physical, but it rarely becomes an issue because teams usually have a good idea of any injuries a player might be recovering from. In the case of Grant, it’s unclear what the issue is. Grant has played all 16 games in all four of his NFL seasons.

The agreement between Grant and the Ravens points to one of the drawbacks of the “legal tampering” period, when agents and teams are allowed to agree on the parameters of a contract, but players are not allowed to visit team facilities or get checked out by team doctors. If Grant had been allowed to take his physical from the outset, both he and the Ravens would be in a better place now: Grant would have been able to shop himself to other teams, hoping that whatever issue concerned the Ravens’ medical staff could be cleared by another team’s medical staff. And the Ravens would have been able to find another receiver, before many were signed by other teams.

Now Grant remains a free agent and the Ravens remain looking for a wide receiver.

45 responses to “Ryan Grant fails physical with Ravens

  1. The day after the Super Bowl, everyone that is allowed to be a FA, should be.

    Contracts should be based on a mutual interest on Monday starting with a physical. Some teams would then get ‘rep’s as being too lenient or too harsh and somewhere there would be a happy medium. Being one or the other will burn you eventually, so it would work itself out.

    Get rid of all the tags and tenders and BS. You have a contract and it’s either good on Monday at noon or it isn’t (depending on the language the language that it is either guaranteed or it isn’t).

    Now Grant and the Ravens both have to pay.

    Make it simple because this tender, that tag, this blah, blah just creates more of a mess each year.

    Besides, it may save someone’s life (like it did last year in NOLA).

    The NFL makes it so complicated and yet NO ONE knows what a catch is. How about making it simple. You know it when you see it, like when we were kids?

  2. PS:

    Okay, I realize that’s not fair to the two teams in the SB. Make it one week later. Besides, if you want to stay on top, get back to work sooner. Most successful people feel that way anyway.

  3. Wow keep it classy Baltimore, umm we found a prettier girl to go to the dance with us so sorry Ryan Grant you’re out, I hope Crabtree signs with someone other than the Ravens, karma is a B

  4. If the Pats made this same move, everyone would talk about BB is such a genius and is always 2 steps ahead of God.

  5. This is probably going to get some league scrutiny. Dude has played 64 out of 64 games without injury and now all of a sudden when a “prettier girl” becomes available the Ravens find … something.

    It’s plain enough on the surface for the league to at least look. And once they look, they might just decide to spin their Wheel of Arbitrary Justice.

    No offense, Ravens fans. I’d want to back out too after Crabtree became available.

    But there’s no denying that it at least looks like the Ravens may have fudged the physical to get out of a deal they no longer wanted.

  6. Once Crabtree became available, the Ravens just called Peter Angelos and asked him for the name and number of the doctor the O’s use to get out of contracts.

  7. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    March 15, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    If the Pats made this same move, everyone would talk about BB is such a genius and is always 2 steps ahead of God.

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    That makes no sense, little Millennial. No one even knows who Ryan Grsnt is.

  8. patswinners says:
    March 15, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Crabtree is going to the Pats!

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    Pats don’t sign draft busts at WR with the case of the dropsies.

    They let other teams make those mistakes.

  9. Ravens dodged a bullet. They still need to resign Wallace though and make a push for Crabtree. Wallace,Crabtree, John Brown is a lot better than Grant, John Brown, Perriman. The failed physical is honestly the best move that has happened to the Ravens this off season.

  10. Pats don’t sign draft busts at WR with the case of the dropsies.

    They let other teams make those mistakes.

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    Taylor Price ✔️
    Brandon Tate 👌🏿
    Chad Jackson 🔥
    Josh Boyce 💯
    Aaron Dobson 💩
    Malcolm Mitchell 🤷🏿‍♂️

  11. Feel bad for the dude. He played hard for the skins and now he had a chance to make some life changing money and then it falls apart. Seems like a pretty straight up guy. Gotta hurt.

  12. mikelitoris1 says:
    March 15, 2018 at 10:14 pm
    Pats don’t sign draft busts at WR with the case of the dropsies.

    They let other teams make those mistakes.

    —————-

    Taylor Price ✔️
    Brandon Tate 👌🏿
    Chad Jackson 🔥
    Josh Boyce 💯
    Aaron Dobson 💩
    Malcolm Mitchell 🤷🏿‍♂️

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    Umm, i said SIGN

    Learn to read

    Brady is a tough guy to earn his trust and malcom mitchell is great. A sb winner, too. Clutch.

    I weep for this country’s future

  13. blah773 says:
    March 15, 2018 at 9:41 pm
    Baltimore. Football Siberia for WR’s.

    Never to be heard from again…

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    Lol

    I literally have no idea who the guy is

    Crowder is the skins only good wr

  14. bazookajoeflacco says:
    March 15, 2018 at 10:12 pm
    Ravens dodged a bullet. They still need to resign Wallace though and make a push for Crabtree. Wallace,Crabtree, John Brown is a lot better than Grant, John Brown, Perriman. The failed physical is honestly the best move that has happened to the Ravens this off season.

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    Dude, your team sucks and is rebuiding. Newsome has been fired and harbaugh is next.

  15. Maybe it was because of Crabtree becoming available, but they had already scheduled Jordy Nelson visit before Grant failed the physical. What’s the difference between a Nelson visit or a Crabtree visit? Or maybe they knew Nelson would sign with Oakland so they scheduled it as “cover”? Plus, there’s no certainty that Crabtree will sign. Too many moving parts to think it was planned IMO.

  16. tylawspick6 says:

    Umm, i said SIGN

    Learn to read

    Brady is a tough guy to earn his trust and malcom mitchell is great. A sb winner, too. Clutch.

    I weep for this country’s future

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    … and I pointed out why you don’t need to sign other draft busts. You don’t have to when you draft your own 👌🏿

    Sounds like you’re actually laughing and definitely not mad tho 🤷🏿‍♂️

  17. If this really has to do with Crabtree then Ravens instantly lose all credibility. Agents/players will want nothing to do with them in this system where a team/agent/player’s word must be their bond. No strike 1,2—this would constitute an instant strike three.

  18. They pass John Brown who STAYS INJURED but fail Grant who has litterally never missed a game in his entire career, and Ravens wonder why they can never find competent WR”s .. Hmmmmm?

  19. … and I pointed out why you don’t need to sign other draft busts. You don’t have to when you draft your own 👌🏿

    Sounds like you’re actually laughing and definitely not mad tho 🤷🏿‍♂️

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    wow. your brain is really ruined

    my team has been in 3/4 sbs with 2 rings.

    the other non sb appearances in this were due to ne sending b squads into denver.

    do you really think i care if brady doesn’t like a draft prospect?

    crabtree was a 1st rd pick for crying out loud

    bb does not sign 1st rd picks in the first wave of free agency.

    get it?

  20. Huh, don’t most of the Ravens end up on IR? Both WR signings smell of desperation or maybe just stink

  21. hawkkiller says:
    March 15, 2018 at 10:57 pm
    They pass John Brown who STAYS INJURED but fail Grant who has litterally never missed a game in his entire career, and Ravens wonder why they can never find competent WR”s .. Hmmmmm?

    this is spot on it is a shady case of buyers remorse and all other free agents should take heed of the dirty birds dirty dealings . Always been on the fringe of morality with their players and you can see by this farce it starts at the top and trickles down throughout the entire ratbird organization.

  22. Grant will file a grievance as this is straight up shady and illegal. Ozzie Newsome and the ravens are going to pay for this transgression. And all for Crabtree?? Bwaahaahaa

  23. As a Ravens fan, I like Crabtree, but I don’t want him coming here. This organization is in fail mode and it needs to be fixed. Continuing to do the same thing every year (signing FAs on the tail end of their careers) has to stop. Start drafting better. If your going to pick up a FA, get someone young with upside.

  24. Would be epic karmic justice if Crabtree declined to go to the Ravens and Grant has monster games against the Ravens next year.

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