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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: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 2:39 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

Completely Hilarious.  Give them nothing. 



Since: Aug 15, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

His whole family is a bunch of rats.



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: April 29, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

@ Magicman....really? No one should ever do business with the Bears because of an honest mistake where neither party was adversely affected? Angelo admitted the screwup. I'm a diehard Bears fan and wouldn't be upset if the league did intervene and give Baltimore our 4th round pick...

So, since you feel that way, can you name any other reason why no other team should do business with the Bears? What about you? Ever taken too much change from a clerk or given a server less than a 20% tip? Maybe everyone should stop doing business with you too...



Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

I thought that you said, 'you was okay, Spider'



Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

Both teams look like morons.  Chicago forgets to call in the trade, but then Bmore bitches that they should get the Bears 4th round pick.  Bmore could have at least said that they were gonna pick Baldwin if the trade didnt happen, but instead they admit that they got the guy they were targeting anyway.  If they were really that salty, Bmore should have spited Chicago and took Carimi instead of Jimmy Smith.




Since: Apr 29, 2011
Posted on: April 29, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

I MEANT OOPS WHO CARES THEY BOTH GOT WHO THEY WANTED ANYWAY.
WELL EXCEPT FOR THAT FOURTH ROUND PICK. HA HA
MAYBE THE LEAGUE SHOULD LOCK OUT THE BEARS
FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DRAFT.




Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

Screw the Ravens....give them nothing.



Since: Apr 29, 2011
Posted on: April 29, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

OPPS 



Since: Jun 25, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

Wow....at 24 I bet you have seen everything from this guy. No wonder you don't like him.


Foot in mouth



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Ravens want Bears' 4th-rounder from botched trade

That's amusing, let's start the whole draft over, maybe the Vikings won't take Ponder this time!!!!!  Hahahahaha


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