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Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

The Baltimore Ravens that take the field for the 2013-14 season will have a very different look from the group that won the Super Bowl in February. The Ravens have already parted ways with Anquan Boldin, Bernard Pollard, Dannell Ellerby and Paul Kruger. Ray Lewis is hanging up his cleats as well, meaning that 5 starters will have to be replaced (Chris Canty has signed a 3-year deal with Baltimore). Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis Rams v New York Giants

Albert Beer of the NFL Network is reporting that the Baltimore Ravens have signed defensive tackle Chris Canty to a 3-year, $8 million contract which includes $2.8 million in guaranteed money.

The acquisition of Canty is probably good news for the defending Super Bowl champions, who had already lost linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (Dolphins) and defensive end Paul Kruger (Cleveland) to free agency.

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Washington Redskins v Pittsburgh Steelers

Ever since the Pittsburgh Steelers cut ties with linebacker James Harrison, Harrison’s agent Bill Parise has been diligently working the phones, and thinks his client would fit in well with a handful of NFL teams.

Via The Baltimore Sun

“Baltimore would be a great fit for James,” agent Bill Parise said. “They’re a contender and a class organization, so James would definitely be interested. I would think they would have a need with the market for Kruger.”

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Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

According to a report by the Baltimore Sun, there is a bidding war brewing between the Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns for the services of Baltimore Ravens’ outside linebacker Paul Kruger.

The 27-year-old Kruger had a breakout season in 2012, recording a career high 30 tackles and 9.0 sacks, while playing in 15 games.

Some sources are saying that the Utah alum could command somewhere between $10-$12 million in the open market, which would be too rich for the defending Super Bowl champions, who are actively trying to re-sign inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe.

 

Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who just signed a new six year deal with the club last week, responded to the latest reports in regards to the contract situation surrounding wide receiver Anquan Boldin.

The Ravens have reportedly asked Boldin to take a pay cut, something Boldin has no interest in doing.

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Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

ESPN’s Ed Werder is reporting Cleveland and Indianapolis will aggressively purse Ravens OLB Paul Kruger in Free Agency. Via Rotoworld, Werder says the Browns will face intense competition from Indy, who envision the former Utah Utes star as Dwight Freeney’s replacement.

Kruger led the Ravens in sacks last year and will likely command a contract worth $12 million annually, according to Rotoworld.

Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

Update 3:27 pm

The Baltimore Ravens hope to retain the services of Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, one of the top free agents at his position. The Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson reports the Ravens remain in talks with Ellerbe after meeting with his agent at the NFL scouting combine.

“There’s always a chance, and that’s what I’m hoping will happen,” Ellerbe said. “The Ravens are a perfect situation for me. Hopefully, it’s a perfect situation for me to sign on the dotted line.”

According to Wilson, the Ravens are expected to make the Georgia product a significant offer prior to the start of free agency. Ellerbe is the Ravens number one priority now that Joe Flacco is under contract. With Ray Lewis retiring and Jameel McClain recovering from a spinal cord contusion, re-signing Ellbere will be huge for John Harbaugh’s defence.