Ozzie Newsome is considered by many to be one of the best — if not the best — general managers in the NFL. This offseason, following a second Super Bowl victory during the past 12 seasons, might confirm why Newsome is perhaps the best team builder in the NFL. The reigning Super Bowl champions traded [...]
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Outside of Baltimore, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome is rarely showered with praise for being a pure genius, and he is just that. Genius. Newsome is no fool, and if there’s one thing we’ve learned during his illustrious 18-year tenure in the team’s front office, it’s that he always has a plan. So what’s the [...]
The Baltimore Ravens promoted director of player personnel, Eric DeCosta, to assistant general manager, another move that points toward DeCosta becoming the heir apparent to Ozzie Newsome, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. The Ravens gave DeCosta a raise last year when he became one of the most sought-after general manager candidates in the league. [...]
The Baltimore Ravens rank third in smallest amount of salary cap space remaining, according to Jason La Canfora of NFL.com. Only the Carolina Panthers ($623,978) and New Orleans Saints ($1.4 million) have less cap room than the Ravens, who are $1.7 million under. General manager Ozzie Newsome knows what must be done in order to [...]
Outside linebacker Jarret Johnson figures to be one of the toughest decisions the Baltimore Ravens will have to make when free agency begins this off-season. Johnson, a fourth-round draft pick out of the University of Alabama in 2003, will become an unrestricted free agent in March. There has been some buzzing that the Ravens would [...]
Contract talks and negotiations are huge part of the business side in the NFL. It’s a side, however, Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti chooses not to engage in. “I’ve never sat in a negotiation and I never will,” Bisciotti said last week at the Ravens end-of-season press conference. via BaltimoreRavens.com. This is a prime example [...]
When the Baltimore Ravens reached an agreement with Director of Player Personnel, Eric DeCosta, to remain with the organization and not interview for other team’s general manger positions, it raised the question of whether DeCosta would be taking over for Ozzie Newsome, sooner rather than later. At the team’s annual season-ending “state of the Ravens” [...]