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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: Jun 20, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

It is a trade, and both teams have to take care of there ends, since that didn't happen the Bears should keep the 4th round pick.  The league has no guarantee that it was even agreed upon.  But I don't blame them for asking but don't see how the league can give it to them.

Go BEARS



Since: Dec 26, 2010
Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

Dont get it the ravens picked at 27th what they would of picked at 26th.  So how do they figure they get the bears 4th round pick.  Bears should come back and offer their 4th rounder for  the ravens 2nd rounder.  just maybe the ravens are that stupid.  Jeez loueez.  It was a fumble but you got the ball back anyway.



Since: Apr 29, 2011
Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

The bears suck just like all your comments!  I think the NFL should give the Ravens the 4th round pick that they agreed upon.  You can call it a mistake or whatever you want, but the fact of the matter is they should have 1 person, not 2, in charge of calling in all trades to prevent something like this from happening.  The NFL should fine the Bears for being stupid.



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

Hopefully the Bears learned a valuable lesson from this: Never deal with the Ravens! They're an organization completely filled with despicable human beings (and surprise, surprise they just picked another one) and now they're trying to steal the Bears 4th round pick. What a bunch of punks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

If a team let's the clock run out they don't LOSE their pick. Let's say your number 1 and you need a guy that you know won't get picked until after the 10th pick. Your rolling the dice but you decide at 9 to say we're ready and pick the guy you wanted all along. But now your only gonna pay him #9 money instead of #1 money. You DON'T LOSE YOUR PICK. Dang if you don't know the rules don't make stupid comments.




Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 3:43 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

It's fairly easy to imagine two Bears employees bungling around the "war room", trying to figure out who should call the trade in.  Then Lovie Smith comes in the room, hits both of them over the heads, and says "knock it off, knuckleheads".  Who was the guy that was supposed to call in the trade, Cutler?  He's good at coming up short and screwing up.


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Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 3:42 pm
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Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: April 29, 2011 3:40 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

You have to realize that the Ravens don't care what anyone else thinks. If public or league opinion mattered to them they would have bailed on Ray Lewis after the "regrettable incident". yes one of the all time great linebackers but not one of the all time great human beings. The Ravens have nothing to lose by asking for the Bears 4th round pick if they get it is one more player who could or could not make but it is still better than signing another undrafted free agent for camp. If they don't get the pick what have they lost?

C'mon guys you never asked out a girl you had little or no chance of getting just in case she said yes. You never bought a Lottery ticket?
The Ravens are, (for the record I am a Giants fan and think they Ravens are somewhere down in Cowboy land on my respect meter), just roling the dice and seeing what happens. Throw enough rhetoric and even if they don't get the pick the league might give them something else. Can't hate a team for trying.



Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: April 29, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

The issue is that Baltimore could have traded with someone else if they did not already think that they had a trade in place. If they would have traded with someone else, they would have gotten that additional pick.



Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: April 29, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

No crying ravens, you got the criminal (smith) to go with the rest of your prison team. WAAAAAAAAAAAH.


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