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Ravens want compensation after botched trade attempt in NFL Draft

The Bears drafted Idaho quarterback Nathan Enderle with the fourth round selection that would have gone to the Baltimore Ravens had the trade gone through.

In case you forgot, the Chicago Bears attempted a trade with the Baltimore Ravens during the first round of the NFL draft so they might move up a couple of spots to secure current Bears rookie offensive tackle Gabe Carimi.

With Jerry Angelo running things is it really any surprise that this went astray?

But it you look at it, Angelo’s failure to go through with the trade actually saved the Bears their fourth round draft selection (Idaho quarterback Nathan Enderle). So Chicago is certainly satisfied.

Baltimore is not but there’s not really much they or the NFL can do about it.

“The trade was not consummated,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in an e-mail. “Therefore, there was no trade.

“Anything further with respect to it would be between the clubs.”

The Ravens feel like the Bears should compensate them for the pick that they lost with the failed trade attempt.

“I’m disappointed in the Bears and the McCaskeys,”  Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told the Baltimore Sun. “It is, in my opinion, a deviation from their great legacy. They concluded that their heartfelt and admirable apology was sufficient for our loss.

“All of us at the Ravens strongly disagree.”

But Chicago isn’t budging and doesn’t see fault in how the situation played itself out.

“We spoke to the Ravens about it, and we spoke to the league about it,” said George McCaskey. “We made a mistake. We apologized for it. The bottom line, as I understand it, the Ravens got the player they were wanting, and we got the player we were wanting.”

Can’t we all just get along and move on?

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