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  1. #37

    Re: Goodbye Vontae Leach



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    Vonta Leach confirms his impending departure on Twitter, saying, among other things, "My time here is up"
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  2. #38

    Re: Goodbye Vontae Leach

    assuming they sign no one, and head into the season w/ 6.5m in cap space, they'll be able to carry that over to next year when we have some TOUGH decisions w/ Suggs and Ngata. Cap dollars are always scarce when you draft like the Ravens and your homegrown talent becomes expensive.




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    Re: Goodbye Vontae Leach

    Quote Originally Posted by kronusthebonus View Post
    assuming they sign no one, and head into the season w/ 6.5m in cap space, they'll be able to carry that over to next year when we have some TOUGH decisions w/ Suggs and Ngata. Cap dollars are always scarce when you draft like the Ravens and your homegrown talent becomes expensive.
    Very good point about Ngata/Suggs. I see Suggs as a possible cap casualty after this season.




  4. #40

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    Very good point about Ngata/Suggs. I see Suggs as a possible cap casualty after this season.
    Suggs cap # next year goes down and it's the last year of his contract. If he plays well I think he's safe. If the achilles injury continues to slow him down he probably goes.

    How well is Ngata going to have to play this year to justify 16m in 2014? That's a huge salary.

    I do expect one of them will have to go after this season.

    I see them spending all of the cap number to field the best team they can and worry about next year after the season. While they have an eye towards the future, the team wants to win now.




  5. #41

    Re: Goodbye Vonta Leach

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    This is and always was about value.

    It doesn't make good fiscal sense to pay him that number next year.

    I don't think this necessarily means the team is looking for other moves. Rather, it's setting the stage for next off season.
    The Ravens aren't one to waste cap space.

    No reason to release him if that space won't be used.




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    Re: Goodbye Vontae Leach

    In ozzie we trust...but anyone expecting an A for B move here, don't hold your breath. It didn't happen with Boldin, it didn't happen with Pollard, or any other vet really.

    Laughably, it could be releasing Leach to add JaMarcus Russell...
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    Re: Goodbye Vonta Leach

    Quote Originally Posted by bt12483 View Post
    The Ravens aren't one to waste cap space.

    No reason to release him if that space won't be used.
    The space can be carried over next year, or used to extend deals.

    I wish this meant a move was coming, but that is not Ozzie's style. We just opening minicamp, this is the time for guys to start proving whether or not we need to ponder a move between now and camp.
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    Re: Goodbye Vonta Leach

    One thing to think about is that the Ravens tend to stay very tight to the cap. At least, it does not 'seem' often that they have so much unused space.
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    Re: Goodbye Vonta Leach

    Juszczyk era begins, would have loved to keep Leach around as that battering ram in short yardage situations and on the goaline but at his salary playing half or less than half of the offensive snaps wasnt gonna work.




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    Re: Goodbye Vonta Leach

    I assume a pitta extension is coming soon




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    Re: Goodbye Vonta Leach

    I guess this is confirmation that Caldwell isn't going to use a blocking FB as heavily. I like Juice Check alot, but I think his strength at the moment is more as an H-back, catching and running with the ball. I think his blocking will need some development.

    I'd say this probably improves Furstenburg's chances of making the team even more, since Pitta and Dickson are not great blockers, and the recent OTA reviews of Furstenburg was showing Sypniewski like blocking.
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    Re: Goodbye Vonta Leach

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash55 View Post
    I assume a pitta extension is coming soon



    They may use it to retain who they deem pillars of the future. Pitta and Torrey Smith I see as two of those on offense.




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