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Baltimore Ravens: Free Agent G Ben Grubbs to Visit New Orleans Saints

Ravens free agent OG Ben Grubbs has one foot out the door already
Ravens free agent OG Ben Grubbs has one foot out the door alreadyRob Carr/Getty Images
Andrea HangstContributor IIMarch 13, 2012

The Baltimore Ravens allowed their Pro Bowl offensive guard Ben Grubbs to hit the open free agent market today and he already has a visit lined up.

Grubbs is set to meet with the New Orleans Saints tomorrow, according to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The Saints themselves are preparing to lose the services of their own Pro Bowl guard, Carl Nicks, and Grubbs would serve as his replacement at starter.

The Ravens and Grubbs have been in ongoing negotiations, and at one time were reported to have offered him a considerable sum of money.

However, whatever the amount that was offered appears to not have been enough and Grubbs is willing to move on with another squad that's willing to lock him down to a lucrative long-term deal.

Should the Saints or some other team land Grubbs, look for the Ravens' chances to pick up Wisconsin center Peter Konz (who can also play guard) to rise, or for the team to grab a veteran in free agency. They could also potentially do both, depending on the free agent they sign.

Grubbs is one of 12 Ravens to hit the open market on Tuesday; Baltimore will likely re-sign a handful of them, but clearly, it's not likely that Grubbs receives a new offer.


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