Baltimore Ravens Free Agency Rumor Mill


According to numerous reports, free agency is now upon us. Fans will start hearing players, agents and the media discuss various rumors and scenarios. The Baltimore Ravens, unlike player agents and the media, are not at liberty to disclose the majority of details related to any particular player's free agent status until the information is official.

However, in order to keep our fans up to date on the latest rumors, we have compiled a 'Rumor Mill' that summarizes speculation related to Ravens free agency and trading. Please note that the 'Rumor Mill' should not be seen as a confirmation or denial by the Baltimore Ravens' organization of the veracity of these reports. When the Ravens organization makes an official free agency move or trade, you will find it on Also, follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates.


Cotchery Not Signing With Ravens
The Baltimore Sun - Aug. 10
A source tells Jamison Hensley that the Ravens will not be signing wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery. The source said Cotchery's physical went well, but that Baltimore wasn't aggressively pursuing the veteran.

Steve Smith Signs With Eagles
ESPN - Aug. 10
The Eagles agreed to terms with wide receiver Steve Smith on a one-year contract.

Cotchery Takes Physical, Meets With Ravens
Caroll County Times - Aug. 9
Free agent wide receiver Jerrchio Cotchery took a physical and met with General Manager Ozzie Newsome and Head Coach John Harbaugh Tuesday in Owings Mills, reports Aaron Wilson.

Ravens Not Aggressively Pursuing Cotchery
The Baltimore Sun - Aug. 7
Jamison Hensley says the Ravens have been in contact with Jerricho Cotchery's agent, but don't appear to be aggressively pursuing him. The Ravens are believe to be one of four teams interested.

Floyd Signs 2-Year Deal With ChargersSan Diego Tribune - Aug. 5Wide receiver Malcom Floyd signed a two-year deal with the San Diego Chargers, reports Kevin Acee.

Mason Mulling His Options
Carroll County Times - Aug. 5
Derrick Mason has returned to his home in Nashville to think about his options for 2011, reports Aaron Wilson. That involves playing for the New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans. Mason will take a few days.

[Floyd Wants To Come To Ravens
]( sportsfootball_ravens (Ravens Insider))The Baltimore Sun - Aug. 4
Free agent wide receiver Malcom Floyd wants to play for Baltimore, sources told Jamison Hensley. The Ravens are still considered the front-runners to sign the deep threat and a deal could come Friday.

Jets Targeting Mason
ESPN - Aug. 4
Rich Cimini says the Jets are looking at signing wide receiver Derrick Mason. Mason is scheduled to visit the Jets on Thursday morning and is "expected to sign" if the meeting goes well and he passes a physical.

Ravens Strongest Candidate For Floyd?
Carroll County Times - Aug. 3
Aaron Wilson reports that the Ravens are "still regarded as strongest candidate" to land wide receiver Malcolm Floyd and that they're still talking.

S Pollard To Sign With Ravens?
Sports Radio 610 - Aug. 3
Houston radio station Sports Radio 610 is reporting that sixth-year safety Bernard Pollard, who recorded 111 tackles with the Texans last year, will sign with the Ravens Thursday morning.

L. McClain Lands With Kansas City
Carroll County Times - Aug. 3
The Chiefs signed fullback Le'Ron McClain to a one-year deal, reports Aaron Wilson.

Osi No Longer Free To Seek Trade
The Star-Ledger - Aug. 3
Mike Garafolo reports that the Giants have rescinded their permission to Osi Umenyiora and his agent to persue a trade offer.

Floyd Nearing A Decision
NFL Network - Aug. 3
Wide receiver Malcolm Floyd is nearing a decision, according to Jason La Canfora. Baltimore, San Diego, San Francisco, Carolina and Arizona are all possibilities.

Newsome Urged To Get Umenyiora?
The Baltimore Sun - Aug. 3
According to a source, several of the Ravens' top officials have urged General Manager Ozzie Newsome to make a deal for DE Osi Umenyiora.

Price Dropping For Osi?
The Star-Ledger - Aug. 3
Mike Garafolo says the reports on the price for getting defensive end Osi Umenyiora are not true, according to Umenyiora's agent.

Strong Interest In WR Floyd?
The Baltimore Sun - Aug. 2
Jamison Hensley reports that the Ravens have "strong interest" in San Diego Chargers deep-threat wide receiver Malcolm Floyd.

Ravens Looking At Veteran C Rabach?
ESPN - Aug. 2
The Ravens are looking at veteran center Casey Rabach as support behind Matt Birk and his previously injured knees, reports ESPN's John Clayton. Rabach was with the Ravens from 2001 to 2004.

First-Round Pick For Umenyiora
NFL Network - Aug. 1
The Giants have given permission for defensive end Osi Umenyiora to seek a trade. However, it's going to take a first-round pick and a huge contract for the next four years to get him, reports Michael Lombardi.

Heap Reaches Agreement With Cardinals
ESPN - July 31
As he was visiting the Jets, tight end Todd Heap reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, reports Adam Schefter.

Jets, Rex Courting Todd Heap
New York Daily News - July 31
New York Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan rolled out the red carpet for former Ravens tight end Todd Heap, picking him up at the airport to visit the team facility on Sunday, reports Manish Mehta.

Washington To Sign With Saints
Bradenton Herald - July 31
Former Ravens cornerback Fabian Washington has reached an agreement with the New Orleans Saints and is expected to sign Sunday, a source told Alan Dell.

McGahee Signs Contract With Denver
ProFootballTalk - July 30
Running back Willis McGahee, whom the Ravens officially released Thursday, signed a four-year contract worth roughly $10 million with the Denver Broncos on Saturday, a source told ProFootballTalk.

Oakland Passes On Gaither
ESPN - July 30
John Clayton is reporting that the Oakland Raiders will not sign offnesive tackle Jared Gaither after he visited with them. Gaither is coming off a back injury that forced him to miss the entire 2010 season.

Gregg Picked Up By Chiefs
National Football Post - July 30
Sources tell Joe Fortenbaugh that the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a one-year deal with former Ravens defensive tackle Kelly Gregg.

Jaguars Finalize Deal For Landry
Florida Times-Union - July 29
Tania Ganguli reports that the Jaguars finalized the terms for a five-year deal with former Ravens safety Dawan Landry.

Ravens Interested In FB Leach?
ProFootballTalk - July 29
The Ravens are one of five teams interested in Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach, reports Mike Florio. Leach's agent said he would still like to return to the Texans.

Arizona Interested In Heap
Arizona Republic - July 29
There is mutual interest between the Arizona Cardinals and free agent Todd Heap, who is from Mesa, AZ and played college football at Arizona State, reports Kent Somers.

Raiders Agree To Terms With Gaither
San Francisco Chronicle - July 29
Vittorio Tafur reports that the Raiders have agreed to terms with former Ravens unrestricted free agent Jared Gaither, who spent all of last year on Injured Reserve.

Ravens In Contact With Carr
Carroll County Times - July 29
After Josh Wilson bolted for the Redskins, the Ravens are in contact with cornerback Chris Carr, reports Aaron Wilson. There's nothing imminent yet, however.

McGahee Agrees To Deal With Denver
ProFootballTalk - July 29
After being officially released by the Ravens on Thursday, running back Willis McGahee agreed to terms on a three-year, $7.5 million deal with the Denver Broncos on Friday.

Landry Close To Signing With Jacksonville
ESPN - July 29
Dawan Landry is on the verge of a five-year agreement with the Jacksonville Jaguars, which is expected to be completed today, reports Adam Schefter.

Titans Interested In Mason
The Tennessean - July 28
Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports that he believes the Titans have interest in wide receiver Derrick Mason. Mason played for Tennessee for eight years and has a home in Nashville.

Baltimore Looking To Trade For Dockett? - July 28
Rob Engle says he's following an unconfirmed rumor that the Ravens are interested in trading with the Arizona Cardinals for DE/DT Darnell Dockett.

Ravens Shown Preliminary Interest In Umenyiora
The Baltimore Sun - July 28
Jamison Hensley reports that the Ravens have shown preliminary interest in "disgruntled" New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora, who is not a free agent and is expected to hold out according to reports.

Chester Gets Big Deal With Skins
The Washington Post - July 28
Unrestricted guard/center Chris Chester, who was mainly a backup in Baltimore, agreed to a five-year, $20 million deal with the Washington Redskins, reports Mike Jones.

Jags Have 'Significant Interest' In Carr
Carroll County Times - July 28
The Jaguars are pushing for cornerback and returner Chris Carr, while the New York Jets and Ravens are also in the mix, reports Aaron Wilson.

**Washington Contacted By Vikings, Buccaneers**Carroll County Times - July 27Unrestricted free agent Fabian Washington is drawing interest from Minnesota and Tampa Bay, but there's no deal yet, reports Aaron Wilson.

Wilson Lands In Washington
ESPN - July 27
Unrestricted free agent cornerback Josh Wilson has reached a three-year, $13.5 million deal with the Washington Redskins.

Burgess In Process Of Re-Joining Ravens
Carroll County Times - July 27
Free agent inebacker Prescott Burgess is in the process of re-joining the Ravens on a one-year contract, reports Aaron Wilson.

Jets Among Those Interested in Carr
Carroll County Times - July 27
Aaron Wilson reports that the Jets and other teams are showing interest in Ravens unrestricted free agent CB Chris Car, although nothing is moving fast.

Stallworth Lands With Redskins
Pro Football Talk - July 27
Ravens undrestricted free agent wide receiver Donte' Stallworth has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins, reports Mike Florio.

**Bulger One Of Four QBs Arizona Pursuing**Arizona Republic - July 27Along with Kevin Kolb, Kyle Orton and Matt Hasselbeck, Ravens unrestricted free agent quarterback Marc Bulger is being pursued by the Arizona Cardinals.

Landry A Possibility For Jags
NFL Network - July 26
Jason La Canfora reports that the safety-hungry Jacksonville Jaguars may be intrested in Ravens unrestricted free agent Dawan Landry.

Raiders In Negotiations With Gaither
NFL Network - July 26
The Oakland Raiders and Head Coach Hue Jackson (former Ravens quarterbacks coach) are negotiating with Ravens unrestricted free agent tackle Jared Gaither.

Landry Wants To Return To Baltimore
The Baltimore Sun - July 26
Unresticted free agent Dawan Landry is hoping to stay in Baltimore, saying he wants to finish the job the team has started toward winning a Super Bowl, reports Edward Lee.

[McGahee Headed To Denver?
]( sportsfootball_ravens (Ravens Insider))The Baltimore Sun - July 26
Sources say agent Drew Rosenhaus and running back Willis McGahee view Denver as a place where he can once again become a starter. McGahee is set to be released by the Ravens.

Ravens Seem Poised To Add Big-Time Free Agent
ESPN - July 26
ESPN's Matt Williamson feels the Ravens seem poised to add a big-time starting free agent. He wonders whether it will be DE Rey Edwards, WR Sidney Rice, WR Santiono Holmes, CB Johnathan Joseph, etc.

Another Maryland Wideout Targeted?
Carroll County Times - July 26
Aaron Wilson says the Ravens are going after Maryland wide receiver La'Quan Williams.

Confirmed Commitments From C Bartholomew, G Boren
The Baltimore Sun - July 26
Jamison Hensley has a running report on rookie free agent signings. He says the Ravens have confirmed commitments from Syracuse center Ryan Bartholomew and Ohio State guard Justin Boren.

Ravens Agreed To Terms With RB ?Carroll County Times - July 26Aaron Wilson reports that the Ravens have agreed to terms with Miami running back Damien Berry. He ran for 899 yards and five touchdowns last season.

Undrafted LB Herzlich Linked To Baltimore
ESPN - July 26
Adam Schefter reports that the race for Boston College linebacker and cancer survivor Mark Herzlich is between Baltimore, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and the New York Giants.

Ravens Best Fit For WR Holmes
ESPN - July 25
Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders says wide receiver Santonio Holmes' deep-threat ability best fits with Baltimore, who also selected burner Torrey Smith in the second round of this year's draft.

Ravens' First Move Is Signing OLB Roth
ESPN - July 24
Brian McIntyre of Football Outsiders predicts the Ravens will first sign outside linebacker Matt Roth, who logged 3.5 sacks with the Cleveland Browns last year, as their first post-lockout move.

WR Smith Chooses Ravens or Chargers
Charlotte Observer - July 15
Panthers wideout Steve Smith has reportedly requested a trade out of Carolina, and chooses the Ravens or Chargers as the teams he would like to land with.

RAVENS 2011 FREE AGENTS (based upon owner-approved CBA)

Unrestricted Free Agents (players with six or more years' service time at the end of a contract, can be signed elsewhere with no compensation to player's old team)

QB Marc Bulger, OLB Prescott Burgess, CB/RS Chris Carr, G/C Chris Chester, T Jared Gaither, LS Kevin Houser, WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, S Dawan Landry, FB Le'Ron McClain, DT Haloti Ngata, WR Donte' Stallworth, CB Fabian Washington, CB Josh Wilson, G/T Marshal Yanda

Restricted Free Agents (players with three, four or five years' service time at the end of a contract, must be tendered offer sheet by March 4, Ravens have seven days to match)

OT Oniel Cousins, DT Lamar Divens, LB Tavares Gooden, LB Jameel McClain, S Haruki Nakamura, RB Jalen Parmele, WR Marcus Smith, DT Kelly Talavou, S Tom Zbikowski

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