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Curiosity About the Offseason Plan


In a week's time, we have seen five free agents leave Charm City (Redding, JJ, Haruki, Zibby and Grubbs), re-signed Matt Birk and OLB Chavis Williams, and been turned down by Evan Mathis, whom re-upped with Philly. This, for me, begs the question, "Exactly what is the offseason plan?" Believe me, I trust in Ozzie as much as anyone, but I have to wonder what the thinking is inside the Castle. I can understand letting the aforementioned defensemen leave, as we have capable and young replacements ready to step up for Redding and JJ, coupled with the understanding that replacements for role players like Haruki and Zibby can be found late in the draft or free agency. But, for now, it doesn't appear we are being too aggressive in keeping guys we would like to retain (Grubbs) or replacing them with adequate talent (Mathis). I know, I know, the Ravens' style is to let the free agency market cool down before making some moves (this isn't Landover!!), but I still am curious about what they are trying to do. As it stands now, the offensive line is worse than at season's end, unless they have faith in Jah Reid perhaps making the shift to guard, and hoping Bryant McKinnie comes into a full camp and offseason workouts in better shape. With around $10mil. in cap space, I figured Ozzie and Co. would make a significant move or two to bolster depth at key positions. Trust me, no panicking is happening over here...just curiosity. Thoughts?

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