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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  A general view of the Draft stage during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: A general view of the Draft stage during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Based on the confusion in yesterday's 2011 NFL Draft when the Baltimore Ravens thought they had a dance partner to trade their 26th pick of the first round to the Chicago Bears for their 29th pick as well as their 4th round pick, the Ravens are asking the NFL to award them that pick despite the trade not being completed.

The Bears have already admitted and apologized for the situation, where they never called in to the NFL to confirm the trade, forcing the Ravens to be skipped over in their pick by the Kansas City Chiefs after their ten-minute time allotment ran out. The Ravens still go the guy they wanted and probably would have gotten even if the trade with the Bears did go through, but for a few tense moments, there was a uncomfortable sense of embarrassment until things played out.

However, the Ravens are now asking the NFL to award that 4th round pick to them for the mistake that Chicago made and the confusion that ensued. Reported on BaltimoreRavens.com as well as just heard on the NFL Network, the request seems like a strange one for a deal that never materialized.

We'll stick close to this issue and see how it ends up, but don't get your hopes up for the Ravens acquiring another draft pick through this botched-up "deal."