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Ravens free agent DE/OLB Paul Kruger interest anyone?

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    Good year last year. Only 27. But not sure how much he will want
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    A quick google brings up this:

    NFL Today: Arians, Whisenhunt pace coach updates; Kelly staying at ND - CBSSports.com - the actual part stating the 8m is in there.
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    He'll get more than $8M. I could see close to 10. And I wouldn't touch him as a DE.
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    The off putting part in the link is " concerns about Kruger's decision-making off the field"

    Colts is my guess at where he lands.
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    10 million? yeah no...rather pay 5-6 million for reed...but if they intend on letting kruger go...reed will be next on radar besides ellerbee


    I still feel as if the pats will over pay for someone this offseason. Not major..but will pay a pretty penny for someone
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    I'd take him in an instant.
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    at 8-10 mill for 4-5 years?

    Spend that $$ on a big time WR or CB before kruger
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    The pats paid 35 mill for 5 years on adalius thomas back in the day. Wonder if kruger would take that even though AT was a LB
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    Which big time wide receiver and/or CB?
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    If we're spending that kind of money on the front 7, I'd rather it be for a big upgrade in the position next to Wilfork -- as that's the weakest link.
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    He's not a DE, so no.
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    If we're going to ball out on a FA, I'd rather spend the money on Melton.
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    x2

    Abraham might come cheap, and we could use the #1 pick on a real DT. There are a number of good ones coming off the board this year from #20-40 range.

    That would be a much better use of resources and we'd still have money left over for another WR - such as Danario Alexander to go with our draft pick in the 2nd round Hunter, and our other FA buy: Hartline.
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    Franchise tagged, unfortunately. He would have been a fantastic fit.

    Restricted free agent, reportedly getting a first round tender
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    Most sources rank Kruger as a top-10 FA. If he gets paid anywhere near a top-10 FA, we will stay far away and for good reason. Whichever team does that will regret it.
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    Kruger interest anyone?

    He isn't worth what he'd ask for IMO. He is sub rusher who played opposite Suggs and next to Ngata.. Not much of an upgrade over Ninkovich if you ask me.
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    I think in the sacks category..he would be an upgrade
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    Kruger interest anyone?

    Yeah but not a 8-10 million dollar upgrade
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    Kruger interest anyone?

    He had 9 sacks to Ninkovich 8. Only 1.5 in first half of the year in which Suggs was out.
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    If he can produce like the second half of last season, then yeah. He really only has that half of a season plus the playoffs of production, though.

    First 47 games of his career: 8.5 sacks
    Last 12 (last 8 reg, 4 playoff): 12 sacks
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    Pats thought thomas was a 7 mill upgrade..and that turned out horribly. All i am saying is if the reports are wrong and he will take a 6-7 million deal..do we think about it
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    Kruger interest anyone?

    He isn't a freak athlete and that's what I believe we need. Someone special who doesn't just rely on a high motor.
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    Also, it's pretty well-known that Belichick likes players that have performed well against him in the past. Kruger fails that pretty miserably

    Week 3: 3 tackles, 1 QB Hit, 0 Sacks
    Playoff game: 4 tackles (0 solo), 0 QB Hit, 0 Sacks
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    I think that's really what it comes down to. Sure he'd be an upgrade probably, but not so much that he'd be worth that kind of deal.

    If he is "only" asking 6-7 million a year aav, then maybe that's a different story. Much like all of the other players we speak of, I'll defer to the man who knows much more than any of us. I honestly don't think it happens though. I think someone else will overpay and that will be that.

    It's hard to tell if he'll be the player he has in his first 80% in the league, or the last 20%, and to me that's probably not worth the gamble of big money.
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    he's Mark Anderson dose pretty much notting for most of he's career then has a big year and playoffs and gets over paid and dose notting with he's new team
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    Kruger interest anyone?

    Kudos on the post, I am curious though if you still see the same comparison to MV?

    I'm a little younger so I don't have a lot of memories of MV but heard great things.
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    I wouldn't say it went horribly. Thomas was a friggin beast his first season here and was pretty good in his 2nd year before he ended up being shutdown for the season. Didn't Colvin going down force him to play ILB if I remember correctly? I remember him having a good super bowl as well. The way Thomas left left a bad taste in people mouths imo and people forget what he did in his first two seasons. Was he what everyone expected? No. But, he was still a pretty good player. Who could forget his take down of Brett Favre and Leon Washington.
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    Kruger interest anyone?

    Think Colvin going down forced him to play OLB.
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    Yeah I think I may have gotten it backwards. Shame Colvin went down, really hurt that defense.
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