Ravens: Regardless of Potential Trade, Ravens Are A Better Team

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Published: April 19, 2009


... divas like Jay Cutler (Chicago) and Terrell Owens (Buffalo) found new homes. There were plenty of playoff teams close to getting the Super Bowl, like the Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants, San Diego Chargers and others. The Baltimore Ravens had a tricky offseason ahead of them. Plenty of staters on the team like Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, Dawan Landry, Bart Scott, Matt Stover, Jason Brown, Sam Koch and Samari Rolle were hitting free agency.

The way it has unfolded, the Ravens have been able to keep five of those eight players. Ray Lewis signed a three year, $22M extension, Suggs was slapped with a franchise tag, Landry signed a second round tender, Koch also signed a second round tender and Rolle agreed to a four year extension. Meanwhile, starting center Jason Brown signed a five year, $35M extension with the Rams, Scott agreed to terms with the Jets on a six year, $48M deal while Leonhard also signed on with the Jets on a...

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