Originally Posted by 76Texan
Dutch and all, anybody wants to take a look at the Ravens?
According to different articles, the Ravens got 4 comp picks.
At least 2 of them show that they lost 6.
They did not show enough gain to offset the losses; ie. they didn't show enough qualifying signings.
Well, I performed a quick check and found that they signed 5 at the same level as Bradie James or higher:
Bobbie Williams (2 years), Ryan McBean, Corey Graham, Sean Considine, and Billy Bajema.
So what's going on here?
First thing I do when looking at this stuff is check the signing date, which can be found on ESPN's transactions by team section: Ravens
Williams was after June 1st, so he doesn't count at all:
June 8, 2012 Agree to terms with G Bobbie Williams on a two-year contract.
August 2, 2012 Signed TE Billy Bajema. Waived QB John Brantley.
Next thing to do is figure out the status of the players in question, were they cut or released by their previous team? If so, they don't count.
Ryan McBean released by Broncos: http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_20406808
I can't figure out if Sean Considine finished the season on the Cardinals in 2011, but he was cut by the Panthers in the middle of that season. I have no idea if he counts.
Corey Graham expired rookie deal with Bears, signed as a UFA with Ravens. So we would need to see his contract numbers to see if he qualified.
Anyways, there are a lot of variables about it, just have to have some help with the transactions and contract numbers to make a good estimate.