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John Harbaugh Jokes He's 'Disturbed' By Broncos, Patriots Free Agency Moves


The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots went on a spending spree this offseason.

Consider Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh among those not pleased by their haul.

"I was disappointed with the moves that the Broncos and Patriots made in the offseason," Harbaugh joked at the NFL owners meetings. "I thought they did a great job and that disturbed me."

Harbaugh laughed along with reporters after making the statement. He's joking about the subject, but still also legitimately doesn't like seeing the two teams in last season's AFC championship bolster their rosters even more.

The Broncos added several high-profile players, including safety T.J. Ward, cornerback Aqib Talib, defensive end DeMarcus Ware and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. They lost wide receiver Eric Decker.

The Patriots lost Talib but added cornerback Darrelle Revis and cornerback Brandon Browner. They picked up wide receiver Brandon LaFell and retained wide receiver Julian Edelman.

Harbaugh was asked whether he thought the moves would pay off.

"We'll find out. The proof is in the pudding," Harbaugh said.

"But obviously they've added some pieces. I think both of those teams do a great job. They make great decisions,* *they're very particular with who they add and they add the player they need in the spot they need. It seems they draft that way as well. You've got to applaud what they've done. But we'll play games in the fall and see how it plays out."

In an interview with later at the owners meetings, Harbaugh said the moves launch the Broncos and Patriots to the top of the AFC this offseason – if they weren't there already.

"They're already supremely talented teams. So it just puts them at the top," Harbaugh said. "They're the teams that we’re hunting at this time. We've got to catch up with those guys."

The Ravens haven't been dormant themselves, but have largely focused on retaining their own players.

They extended the contract of outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and re-signed tight end Dennis Pitta, left tackle Eugene Monroe and wide receiver Jacoby Jones. They have added wide receiver Steve Smith, safety Darian Stewart and center Jeremey Zuttah.

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