Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is coming off one of the best seasons of his career.  He played in more games in 2011 than he did in the previous two years combined and posted a career high 31 tackles.

I was surprised to see just how big of a role he played this season on defense because I’ve always thought of Ayanbadejo as only a special teams player.

Ayanbadejo enters this offseason as a free agent and he tweeted on Wednesday that the Ravens should expect “no discounts.”  He added that it wouldn’t take much to keep him in Baltimore and said that he just wants to “be treated fairly.”

When asked directly if he would take less money to stay with the Ravens, Ayanbadejo responded “Nah.”

You’d think a guy  that close to going to a Super Bowl would want to stay or at least tell the fans he’d try to remain a Raven.

Both Matt Lund and Dave Gilmore write that the Ravens should hold on to Ayanbadejo in their Keep Or Dump column.  I’m not saying I disagree, I’m just surprised by his comments.

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6 Comments

  1. Funny how I mentioned the “hometown discount” specifically in that piece. I’ll assume Ayanbadejo’s agent read it and said “not on my watch!” Sorry everyone.

  2. That can’t be. Kevin Cowherd just wrote the other day that “everybody in the NFL wants to work for Steve Bisciotti” and Ayanbadejo is one of Harbaugh’s favorite Mighty Men. Boy, I sure hope we don’t lose the leader of our incredibly mediocre special teams units. That would be devastating.

  3. No ho,etown discount…take a walk, jackass. You’ve been stealing every year since you been here except last year!

  4. See ya Ed Hartwell, I mean Adelius Thomas, I mean Bart Scott, I mean Brendon Ayenbadejo.

  5. Goodbye Brendon and take your fellow happy boy friend Chris Carr with you………….

  6. […] stated via Twitter that he won’t take a pay cut or hometown discount to stay around, adding that he wants to be “treated fairly” as far […]

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