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Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

Posted on: April 29, 2011 1:12 pm
 
The Baltimore Ravens want the fourth-round pick they were seeking from the Chicago Bears when the clock ran out on their 26th pick in the first round Thursday night.

Bears general manager Jerry Angelo has apologized for the botched trade, and sources told The Chicago Tribune that Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told the Bears and commissioner Roger Goodell about his displeasure with how the situation unfolded.

NFL senior vice president of public relations Greg Aiello told The Tribune in an email that, "We are looking into it." However, the league is not expected to take any official action.

The Bears and Ravens were discussing a trade that would have given Baltimore the 29th overall pick and a fourth-round pick to allow Chicago to move up three spots. The Bears wanted Wisconsin offensive tackle Gabe Carimi, who they eventually landed at No. 29 anyway.

The confusion came when Angelo said a pair of Bears staff members thought the other was phoning in the trade. The call never happened and time expired on the Ravens' pick. Kansas City was next on the clock, and jumped in to select Pittsburgh wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin. The Ravens then took Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith, who they were believed to have been targeting in the first place, with the 27th pick.

"It was our fault," Angelo said. "They did everything according to the rules. ... We had a disconnect. Whatever you hear, Baltimore did everything right."

However, Baltimore believes it should have had Chicago's fourth-round pick based on a trade that was agreed to by both sides but botched by the Bears.

--Derek Harper, NFLDraftScout.com Executive Editor
Category: NFL Draft
Comments

Since: Apr 29, 2011
Posted on: April 29, 2011 5:42 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

Really?  Who cares about their reputation on cbssportsline? 



Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 5:37 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

liquidvelvet... Real men?  Make sure you know who you are talking to before you spew hate on these boards.  If you are going to bring that kind of stuff into this message board, make sure you actually have something to say.  It will get your reputation up from ZERO where you are, to 99, like the poster.  BTW, go Chiefs!



Since: Apr 29, 2011
Posted on: April 29, 2011 5:32 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

The only thing worse than the bears is a bear's fan!  You should stick to you what you know: being a bum, sitting on the couch, stuffing your faces with deep dish pizza and chicago dogs, and let the real men handle the comments on here!



Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 5:26 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

This is typical of a disorganized, unprepared, undisciplined Bears front office ran by a total boob.  Jerry Angelo needs to get fired yesterday.  It's a joke this guy is in charge of this organization.  The Bears should always trade their 1st round picks because good ol' Jerry always messes up the pick anyway...



Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

What probably happened is that Chicago overheard that the Chiefs were targeting Jon Baldwin instead of Carimi, and botched the trade on purpose.  They still got their man, didn't need to give up a pick for it.  Scott Pioli said that a lot of teams have staffers that are actually in charge of trying to spy on other teams and find out who they are going to pick.  Spygate: Draft Edition anyone?



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2011 5:14 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

kevkoes--if your comments were direcrted at my post--not sure who the idiot is--i was complimenting the bears on getting over on the great oz--and referring to jimmy smith who the ravens drafted. 



Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

of course they have proof....Angelo admitted that they agreed, then messed it up.  Confessions don't count as proof these days?



Since: Jun 20, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

Isn't that the same guy that took the team to the NFC finals and lost only to the champs?  What an idiot



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:56 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

The way everybody in the world revers the great ozzie newsome for being the smartest guy to ever draft anybody it is hard to believe he could get snookered by Da Bears!  stop your whining and crying and get on to signing the guy you drafted.  Give him a short contract cause he aint going to stay out of trouble long



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:56 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

The Ravens have a weak case here, IMO. The trade was never official. If the Bears want to do something as a sort of payback on a "gentlemen's agreement", then that's their option. Not many "gentlemen" on draft day in the NFL though. I wouldn't be at all sure the Ravens would send the pick if roles were reversed.  


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