Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com joined the Haynie and Zinno show to try to make sense of Ed Reed’s ambiguous off-season comments, and talk about the rest of the latest NFL news.
LaCanfora recently talked to Raven’s Safety Ed Reed and believes Reed with play this year, but the question remains whether he will still be a Baltimore Raven after next off-season.
“What happens in the future, remains to be seen. What kind of deal they’re able to strike if they are able to strike one, whether or not he ends up walking after this year, things of that nature, we shall see,” he said.
But LaCanfora does believe that there will be teams interested in Ed Reed if the Ravens don’t re-sign him after this season.
“If they don’t there certainly will be a market for Ed Reed, if he’s healthy and anything like we’ve seen through his career,” he said.
The NFL Referees have yet to reach an agreement with the NFL, and LaCanfora said the referees are needed now, more than ever.
“I would also say the sooner they get in, the better, because we’re in the area with concussions and there’s more responsibilities for officials now. They’re going to be asked to do more than ever,” he said.
With Running Back Ray Rice now signed, the Baltimore Ravens turn their attention to signing Quarterback Joe Flacco. LaCanfora said this deal is likely to cost the Ravens somewhere in the 100 million dollar range.
“A bargain would be 15 million [a year], and people may blanch when I say this but I’ve been saying this for months: that’s what quarterbacks make. The franchise tag for a quarterback is 16.5 million dollars. There’s no way the Ravens would let Joe Flacco walk,” he said.
Also making headlines with recent comments this week is New York Jets Wide Receiver, Santonio Holmes. However, LaCanfora said there was a reason his former team, The Pittsburgh Steelers, were willing to give him up for so little.
“Why did [The Jets] only have to give up a 5th round pick for Santonio Holmes? Because he’s a knucklehead. Because his teammates didn’t like him, the Rooney’s were sick of him, and other teams wouldn’t bring him in,” he said.