Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Report: Ravens' Ben Grubbs to visit Saints
By Jamison Hensley
Ravens free-agent guard Ben Grubbs, the top unrestricted free agent in the AFC North, is scheduled to visit the New Orleans Saints, a league source told the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
The Saints are looking to replace Carl Nicks, who is considered the top guard available in free agency. The Ravens tried to re-sign Grubbs before he hit free agency, but he knew the demand would be high in free agency.
Grubbs is expected to surpass the five-year, $32 million contract given last year to Ravens guard Marshal Yanda.
If the Ravens lose Grubbs -- which is a strong likelihood -- it's presumed that Baltimore would add a guard in free agency and possibly a guard-center (Wisconsin's Peter Konz) in the draft. The fallback option is moving offensive tackle Jah Reid, a third-round draft pick from last year, to guard.