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STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-07-2007, 05:08 PM
Bills | Team working on sending McGahee to Baltimore
Wed, 7 Mar 2007 12:56:54 -0800

ESPNews reports the Baltimore Ravens are working with the Buffalo Bills on a trade to acquire Bills RB Willis McGahee.


Ravens | Team working on trade for McGahee
Wed, 7 Mar 2007 12:53:33 -0800

ESPNews reports the Baltimore Ravens are working with the Buffalo Bills on a trade to acquire Bills RB Willis McGahee.

TEXANS84
03-07-2007, 05:18 PM
I can see Buffalo plucking a defensive starter from the Ravens on this deal.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-07-2007, 05:28 PM
Most likely a 3rd round pick this year and a 5th next year.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-07-2007, 06:38 PM
Several Ravens fans on the scout.com message boards are saying Sirius is reporting the trade is a done deal and the Ravens will send the Bills their 2nd round pick this year and next year's 6th round pick.

PapaL
03-07-2007, 06:46 PM
Several Ravens fans on the scout.com message boards are saying Sirius is reporting the trade is a done deal and the Ravens will send the Bills their 2nd round pick this year and next year's 6th round pick.

Thats it? Sounds cheap for a guy of his caliber.

Couldn't pull that one off in Madden.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-07-2007, 06:50 PM
The Bills also just signed Chris Brown so the McGahee trade sounds legit.

Samer
03-07-2007, 07:57 PM
Seems like the Ravens are trying to get a legit offense to go with their splendid defense

Stros5Texans80
03-07-2007, 08:53 PM
Seems like the Ravens are trying to get a legit offense to go with their splendid defense

After seeing them against the Colts, I would be doing the same as well. :wild:

Texan_Aggie222
03-07-2007, 09:57 PM
If the rumors are true that this is a done deal for a 2nd this year and a 6th this year, the Bills got out of this one with a pretty good deal. The Bears traded Thomas Jones for a 3rd and kind of set the market up, but McGahee does have more value than Thomas. I just surprised the Ravens gave it up so early. They knew what they wanted.

I still don't get Buffalo's whole reason behind trading McGahee unless there are personal issues are he made someone mad in the front office. They invest a 1st round pick plus a year to recover from injury for him and end up getting a 2nd, 6th, and Chris Brown. I don't understand that reasoning, but oh well, thats why I'm not a GM.

TexansCM
03-08-2007, 11:14 AM
It's a done deal. McGahee a Raven.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2791831

TexansCM
03-08-2007, 11:15 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2791831

The Ravens just got a lot better. 2 - 3rds and a 7th.

Errant Hothy
03-08-2007, 11:24 AM
A 3rd and 7th this year and a 3rd next year for McGahee. I'd say the Billes did pretty well for themselves.

kastofsna
03-08-2007, 11:44 AM
mcgahee has insane talent. if he's motivated, he could lead the league in rushing.

Lucky
03-08-2007, 11:50 AM
mcgahee has insane talent.
Had insane talent. The knee injury in the BCS game robbed NFL fans of seeing what McGahee could have been. Willis is just a 4.0 ypc plodder, now.

Bubbajwp
03-08-2007, 12:03 PM
I wonder if the Bills are going to make a run at Adrian Peterson now.

I think the Ravens will go into the season as one of the favorites to win it all.

kastofsna
03-08-2007, 12:48 PM
Had insane talent. The knee injury in the BCS game robbed NFL fans of seeing what McGahee could have been. Willis is just a 4.0 ypc plodder, now.
not true. he still has ridiculous breakaway speed for a man his size. not quite the freakish freak as he was at The U, agility-wise, but still.

Mr teX
03-08-2007, 12:52 PM
not true. he still has ridiculous breakaway speed for a man his size. not quite the freakish freak as he was at The U, agility-wise, but still.

I Remember telling people that Mcgahee was what made that UM team go but NOOOOOOOOOOOO they were all ken Dorsey this, that, basically watching too much ESPN. it's nice to know that i'm right sometimes.

kastofsna
03-08-2007, 01:13 PM
what made that UM team go was the ridiculous amount of talent at every single position. mcgahee was a fullback when they won the national championship, so it wasn't him. clinton portis and frank gore shared the pill that year. mcgahee didn't even get a shot till gore tore his knee up.

Mr teX
03-08-2007, 01:53 PM
what made that UM team go was the ridiculous amount of talent at every single position. mcgahee was a fullback when they won the national championship, so it wasn't him. clinton portis and frank gore shared the pill that year. mcgahee didn't even get a shot till gore tore his knee up.

I'm talking about the year he tore his knee up, You know when they were still killing everything in sight & Portis was gone & gore still hurt. but you're right as far as the talent goes though, that was just sick.

mexican_texan
03-08-2007, 01:55 PM
Didn't McGahee lead the league in rushing sometime the first few weeks?

Errant Hothy
03-08-2007, 02:00 PM
If McGaheee hadn't has his kne blown might he have been a Texan?

Stros5Texans80
03-08-2007, 02:09 PM
If McGaheee hadn't has his kne blown might he have been a Texan?

I could have sworn I remember reading how they were quite interested in him. Thing is I don't knwo what draft year he came out. :confused:

texasguy346
03-08-2007, 03:56 PM
I could have sworn I remember reading how they were quite interested in him. Thing is I don't knwo what draft year he came out. :confused:

He came out the same year that AJ did. So the 2003 draft.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-08-2007, 04:11 PM
Hours after the trade was announced Thursday afternoon, ESPN.com learned McGahee will sign a new seven-year contract with Baltimore, the last two seasons of which are options years, that can be worth a total of $40.12 million. In terms of so-called "new money," the contract places McGahee among the NFL's five highest-paid running backs.

McGaheewill receive an initial signing bonus of $7.5 million and subsequent option bonuses of $6 million after the 2007 season and $1.5 million following the 2008 season, for a total of $15 million. The basesalaries are $595,000 (2007), $605,000 ('08), $620,000 ('09), $3.6million ('10), $6 million ('11), $6.5 million ('12) and $7.2 million('13).

Even without the option years at the end of the contract, the deal is worth $26.42 million over five years.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2791831

HomeBred_Texan
03-08-2007, 04:55 PM
But everything is based upon him being able to pass a physical...

He may not make it if his knee is blown out...