Friday, March 05, 2010

Ravens offseason rumors flying!

Baltimore Ravens News & Blogs by Tony Lombardi of Ravens24x7.com

A source who wishes to remain unnamed has informed 24x7 that the Ravens did pursue trade options for Willis McGahee. One included a third round pick in exchange for the former Pro Bowler and another had him swapping coasts with Chargers CB Antonio Cromartie (who has since been traded to the Jets for a conditional 2011 pick). The source now indicates that McGahee will remain a Raven, a move fully supported by the coaching staff including Cam Cameron who according to some isn’t exactly a Willis McGahee Facebook friend.

In the wild and wacky department, the same source has said that there have been discussions about bringing in former Eagles’ RB Brian Westbrook, an extremely well liked player and one that Coach John Harbaugh is very familiar with.

Where would Westbrook fit? Well the word is (are you sitting?) that Westbrook would back up Willis McGahee. Yes you read that correctly. In this rather dramatic scenario Ray Rice would be dealt for a first and a second round pick to an unnamed team that apparently highly covets the former Rutgers’ star.

5 comments :

dave said...

curious. How high of a 1st & 2nd Rd pick for Rice are we talking about ?

Jerry B said...

Trading Ray Rice would be a major mistake..........

Mike said...

I don't believe anything that's said by someone who doesn't know BRIAN Westbrook's first name... time for a new blogger...

Luigi said...

Hey Mike...huh???

Dude it's America. If you don't like this blogger, don't read it.

Hello McFly?

Tony Lombardi said...

The things that make you want to keep Ray Rice are the same things that attract other teams to him. Trust me, this wasn't a complete flyer.

On one hand, Rice is clearly a developing back and even an MVP or Offensive Player of the Year candidate should his ascension continue.

On the other hand, RB's have a limited shelf life and a No. 1 & 2 is a pretty enticing offer.

Now where might such an offer originate from? My source didn't say but it would not surprise me if it came from Bill Belichick.

The Ravens and the Patriots are fairly regular dance partners when it comes to trades; Belichick is a huge Rice fan; and the Patriots have three second round picks this year and two No. 1's in 2011.

I'm not saying it was seriously considered, just floated out there...