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The 2019 Free Agency Tracker -Added: Landon Collins, Rodgers-Cromartie, Flowers. Lost:Preston Smith, Nsekhe, Crowder, HaHa

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6 minutes ago, RabidFan said:

 

Get some studs in here and jettison the mediocrity.

That's certainly a fine line to walk. We still need to field a team of 11. If we could somehow jettison Brown, McGee, maybe even Foster and add Mosely and Collins, I'd be all about that though!! It's just so hard to do when you're paying the QB a handsome salary and still have a hole there.

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If Collins contract is out of hand, I'd look Amos-Gipson assuming they are cheaper but obviously I don't know if they are.

 

Love the idea of Mosley but not at insane money.  I don't mind spending big money -- but not at that position. 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, ShredSkins said:

NFL Network is saying its us, Jets, and Browns after Mosley for $15mil + a year

IF that's the case we stand a decent chance as Baltimore is not far from DC.

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Ray Lewis: C.J. Mosley is best middle linebacker in the game

Aug 2, 2018
  • Jamison HensleyESPN Staff Writer

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Following the footsteps of Ray Lewis, C.J. Mosley says he wants to be the second-best linebacker to finish out a career with the Baltimore Ravens.

But, in Thursday night's game, Mosley is second to none when it comes to being the man in the middle of an NFL defense. That's according to Lewis, who is being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

"I would love for you to show me a better middle linebacker in the game than C.J. Mosley," Lewis said. "That's from a pure football instinct level of being a general and always ending up in the right place. Can he get better? Absolutely. Overall, that is what a linebacker looks like, plays like and thinks like. C.J. Mosley, that’s a football player."

 

C.J. Mosley knows as long as he's mentioned in the same breath with Ray Lewis he must be playing well. Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

Mosley has reached the Pro Bowl in three of his first four seasons. He has led Baltimore in tackles twice (2014 and 2017) and in interceptions twice (2014 and 2016).

Making an impact all over the field, Mosley is one of two defensive players who've recorded at least 450 tackles, five sacks and five interceptions since 2014. Carolina's Luke Kuechly is the other.

"You’re never going to replace Ray Lewis," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "There will never be another Ray Lewis in football, ever. But, there will be a C.J. Mosley, and that’s all C.J. has to do, and that’s what I love about C.J. He understands that. Be who you are, be your version of whatever that is, and he does a great job of chasing every day."

Statistically, there's an argument that the start of Mosley's career has been just as impressive as Lewis'. In the first four seasons of their careers, Lewis made more tackles and sacks and Mosley recorded more interceptions and forced fumbles. They both reached the same number of Pro Bowls.

Asked if those numbers surprised him, Mosley said, "We both put in the work. Being part of great defenses and great organizations, we both got to the Ravens at a great time when they needed a linebacker to do the things we did in the first four years. It’s still an honor to be talked about with him. As long as I keep that going, I think I’ll be all right."

Lewis believes Mosley's attention to detail off the field and physical presence on it separate him from other current linebackers.

"Every time I watch him, I’m like, 'Wow,'" Lewis said. "I get super excited when I see him playing football because he’s playing it from a linebacker perspective. He isn’t just trying to tackle you. He’s trying to make you feel him. I think a lot of linebackers now are OK with making tackles. No, the game is about punishment. You want to run the ball against me? That’s a problem."

 

Middlemen: From Ray to C.J.

A look at how C.J. Mosley's first four seasons compare to those of Ravens Hall of Fame middle linebacker Ray Lewis:

CATEGORY LEWIS MOSLEY
Games 60 62
Tackles 483 469
Sacks 13 8
Interceptions 7 8
Forced fumbles 2 6
Fumble recoveries 1 6
Pro Bowls 3 3

Lewis played all 17 seasons with the the Ravens, the longest run with one team any NFL linebacker has ever had.

For Mosley, 26, nothing is guaranteed in Baltimore beyond this year. He's playing his fifth-year option season and will make $8.718 million this season. He will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, unless he agrees to an extension or Baltimore uses the franchise tag on him.

There are no updates on talks, Mosley said at the start of camp.

"Whether something works out or not, I still have an obligation to be the guy in the middle to make the plays and make the calls," Mosley said. "That’s my job; that’s what I’m here to do."

 

Kuechly is the NFL's highest-paid middle linebacker, earning $12.5 million per season. The other four highest-paid -- Seattle's Bobby Wagner ($10.75 million), the New York Giants' Alec Ogletree ($10.6 million), Minnesota's Eric Kendricks($10 million) and Houston's Benardrick McKinney ($10 million) -- all average over $10 million each year.

 

"I feel like C.J. can go as high as he wants to go and be whoever he wants to be," defensive tackle Brandon Williams said. "He’s got that much talent. He’s got that much leadership ability, and I’ll follow him anywhere. I think C.J. can be a premier -- can be, is, will be forever -- a premier linebacker in this league."

Baltimore traditionally keeps top picks who live up to expectations. Nine of the Ravens' 10 first-round selections who reached the Pro Bowl were rewarded with second contracts. The only exception is guard Ben Grubbs, and the Ravens opted to re-sign guard Marshal Yanda that year.

 

"C.J. is one of the premier players in this league," said linebacker Terrell Suggs, who is entering his 16th season with the Ravens. "Not everybody can come through these doors and be considered a Raven for life. So far, I think his resume shows that, and I think he’s one of those rare guys that’s going to be a lifer here."

 

http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/278554/ray-lewis-c-j-mosley-is-best-middle-linebacker-in-the-game

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Just now, RWJ said:

IF that's the case we stand a decent chance as Baltimore is not far from DC.

At a $15M salary, is that remotely possible given our salary cap limitations? That would be Collins (guessing he gets $12) and a $3M kicker. Assuming we get R. Foster on the field, we have greater needs at S 

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1 minute ago, bowhunter said:

At a $15M salary, is that remotely possible given our salary cap limitations? That would be Collins (guessing he gets $12) and a $3M kicker. Assuming we get R. Foster on the field, we have greater needs at S 

I think Mosley crosses off Collins.  Love to get Collins but not happening if we sign Mosley.  

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Posted (edited)
2 minutes ago, bowhunter said:

At a $15M salary, is that remotely possible given our salary cap limitations? That would be Collins (guessing he gets $12) and a $3M kicker. Assuming we get R. Foster on the field, we have greater needs at S 

 

and edge rusher since we going to lose Preston Smith...

 

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Welp, there it is folks

 

BREAKING: Redskins just signed Landon Collins.... 6 year, 84 million

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1 minute ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

and edge rusher since we going to lose Preston Smith...

I'm guessing we go Edge early in the draft. Unless we can add a quality guy in FA. Luckily it may be the year to do so especially with so many good edge guys coming out this year

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Just now, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 

Yep.  Bye Bye Mosley.  TO me it was one or the other Collins or Mosley.  

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Just now, CapsSkins said:

$14M/yr for Collins

 

Verdict? Smart spend or overpay?

 

That's the going rate, unfortunately. At least we got him though.... Now hopefully get someone like Amos at FS or Mosley at ILB

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Also it will offset the signing of Smith and we get 0 comp picks for P Smith signing.

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Posted (edited)

Maybe a necessary move but thats a massive overpay. Collins is by no means a 14 mill player. Relief to have a position that has killed us for over a decade secured though at the same time. I'm mixed on it. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, SkinsFootball said:

NFL live talking Landon Collins is coming to the skins!

6 year $84M

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Wow...seems high for a SS as I thought Earl is going for $15M and he has many INTs.  Be nice to have him wallop Barkley, Elliot, and Bell if he goes to Phil.  We have to stop the run in our division so i hope we get Mosley as well but the Browns have a ton of cap space to outbid us.  Lets hope he wants to stay in the DMV.

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1 minute ago, Morrison J said:

Maybe a necessary move but thats a massive overpay. Collins is by no means a 14 mill player. 

 

 

He's a thumper though at the line and we need that. 

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Why would you give 14mill per year to Collins? I mean that is stupid as stupid gets. Always chasing other teams trash. 

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Just now, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

Oh my God, go get them 

Mosely?

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