it is a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. I persoanlly think he values his worth more than others do.
BUT, he is probably better than what we would get in this draft. So it becomes -- overpay, oor get some value for him before he walks.
The compensatory pick would pboably be a third rounder if they let him walk -- and remember he is franchised now, so he is definitely being overpaid for this season as it stands.
His funds will help resign greg lewis and westbrook, while yielding a second round pick that didn't previously exist.
I think their total packages of picks the next two years should let them get almost anyone they want in the draft, so it is a good move.
Good move for baltimore too.
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