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NFL Notes: Chargers, Giants, Packers, & Ravens

Chargers

Chargers owner Dean Spanos said that they plan to do whatever it takes to get a stadium deal done to keep the team in San Diego, despite reaching an agreement to join the Rams in Ingelwood if things don’t go according to plan in their current market.

“Whatever we need to do,” Spanos said, via the Union-Tribune San Diego. “we’re going to do what we need to do to get this done … We’re trying as hard as we can. I can’t do it myself. It’s going to take the effort of the mayor; politically we need support. The business community needs to step up. I think once we have a definitive plan in place they’ll get behind us and support us. It has to economically make sense for the voters, and I think (the business community) will help make that case down the line and they’ll support us.”

Giants

  • Jordan Raanan of NJ.com gives DE Robert Ayers a 65 percent chance of returning to New York next year.
  • Raanan projects Ayers to receive a three-year contract worth $18 million with $9 million guaranteed.
  • On the open market, Raanan believes Ayers could find interest from the Buccaneers, Falcons and Dolphins.

Packers

  • Letroy Guion’s new three-year contract with the Packers is heavy on bonus money, according to Rob Demovsky, which means he’ll have to earn his money in the coming years.
  • The contract includes just $500,000 guaranteed. In total, Guion can earn up to $11.05 million, but this also includes $500,000 in Pro Bowl bonuses.

Ravens

Joe Linta, the agent for Ravens QB Joe Flacco, mentioned that there have been no contract talks between the two parties since the season ended.

However, Linta did say that they could meet at the upcoming scouting combine if that’s something the Ravens wanted.

We might do that,” said Linta, via the Baltimore Sun. “…Ozzie has been on record saying that they don’t need to do anything,” Linta said. “We talked about it back then. I don’t think they really need to do anything. I think everything is fine as is. But that’s really not for Joe to decide.”

Jeff Zrebiec mentions that some around the NFL believe the Ravens’ ability to make roster moves will hinge on whether they can either extend or restructure Flacco’s six year, $120.6 million contract to gain some immediate salary cap relief.