The Giants just signed Josh Mauro, but they won’t be seeing him for the first month of the regular season.
The former Browns first-rounder told Bruce Feldman of SI.com that he’s almost New England Patriots Cheap Jerseys 90 days sober, and hasn’t done any hard drugs in over a year. For him, that’s as important as another chance to play football, as he detailed his recent struggles and having to tell old friends he’s committed to making a real change.
“I let them know, ‘Hey, I gotta be selfish in what I’m doing,’” he said. “I gotta do this for me. Listen, I’m not gonna block your number but if I don’t text you back and I don’t answer your calls, don’t be offended. I’ll call you when I get bored and I wanna say what’s up. But don’t invite me on any trips. Don’t tell me to go to Texas to go to [friggin’] Sixth Street. None of that.’ The people I know that are in my life that by no fault of their own are going to want to do something that I just don’t have the luxury of doing anymore. When I first got in the league, did I have some leeway? Sure I did, but I have exhausted all leeway and all second chances. This isn’t the second chance.
One question that the Ravens face is whether to draft a quarterback with an eye on taking over for Joe Flacco at some time in the future. Owner Steve Bisciotti said earlier this year that the team has bigger issues to deal with, but Flacco has thrown 52 touchdowns and 40 interceptions over the last three seasons and it’s financially feasible to part ways after next season.
That’s led some to wonder if the Ravens might make a bigger addition to the depth chart. DeCosta isn’t ruling anything out, including using the team’s first-round pick in that direction.
“If we really like the guy and he’s there, it’s not soon enough,” DeCosta told the team’s website when asked if it’s ever too soon to draft a quarterback.
With Ryan Mallett hitting free agency, the Ravens need a backup for Flacco one Great Cheap Jerseys way or another. We’ll see next month if that’s all they get or if they add someone with the potential for a bigger role down the road.