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Ben Grubbs | Guard

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 310
College: Auburn
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Saints LG Ben Grubbs has restructured his contract, slashing his base salary from $5.2 million to $1.2 million.
Like teammate Marques Colston, Grubbs' missing $4 million should be turned into a signing bonus that's pro-rated over the final four years of his deal. That would save the Saints $3 million in cap space this season. Wed, Feb 27, 2013 06:39:00 PM

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Saints signed OG Ben Grubbs, formerly of the Ravens, to a five-year, $36 million deal.

The deal includes a $10 million signing bonus, and $16 million "fully guaranteed." Grubbs provides the Saints a soft landing after they lost LG Carl Nicks to the Bucs, but at a surprisingly steep cost. Grubbs landed just $11.5 million less total money, and will average roughly $2 million less per season. Grubbs graded out as Pro Football Focus' sixth-best left guard in 2011, but Nicks was significantly better in both run and pass blocking. Nicks is also more than a year younger. The Ravens will likely now focus on signing free agent Evan Mathis to replace Grubbs.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 10:32:00 AM

According to the Washington Times, free agent OG Ben Grubbs is "in play" for the Redskins.

Whether the Skins have enough cap space to enter a bidding war for Grubbs is in question after the signings of Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan. The Saints were reportedly pushing hard to sign Grubbs after losing Carl Nicks.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 02:16:00 PM

Free agent OG Ben Grubbs will reportedly visit the Saints.

Grubbs isn't going to match the contract that Carl Nicks will land, but there's not much difference in quality of play. He would make for a fine fallback option if the Saints can free up the money to sign him away from the Ravens.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 05:51:00 PM

Free agent LG Ben Grubbs is expected to surpass Ravens RG Marshal Yanda's five-year, $32 million contract on the open market.

"Barring a last-minute deal that's not expected to transpire," Grubbs is expected to leave Baltimore for a mega contract. In addition to the previously mentioned Bears and Cowboys, the Carroll County Times lists the Browns and Bucs as likely suitors.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 10:41:00 AM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens have made "what both sides acknowledged" was a substantial offer to impending free agent LG Ben Grubbs.

According to the Sun, "all indications" are that there is not "much leeway" to expand on the offer. If Grubbs turns it down, he's almost certainly headed to the open market. Unless he finds his market unexpectedly depressed by the presence of fellow free agent LG Carl Nicks, Grubbs will likely be moving on from Baltimore.
Mon, Mar 12, 2012 09:22:00 AM

The Carroll County Times mentions the Bears and Cowboys as potential suitors for free agent LG Ben Grubbs.

Both clubs have interior offensive line needs, particularly Dallas. Chicago would likely demote former first-round pick Chris Williams out of the starting lineup should it land someone like Grubbs. Grubbs, 28, has started all but 10 games in his five-year career. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 12 guard in 2011.
Thu, Mar 1, 2012 10:15:00 AM

Although the Ravens' talks with free agent LG Ben Grubbs have been "very positive," his player rep suggests no deal is close.

"Ben is extremely highly regarded in this league," the agent said. "He's in the prime of his career and may or may not have another opportunity to sign another significant contract. He needs to be sure that he explores all his options." Grubbs looks headed for the open market, at which point the Ravens will likely get outbid. Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer suggested late Tuesday that the division-rival Bengals could give Grubbs a look.
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 10:50:00 AM

Free agent LG Ben Grubbs' player rep says he had a "very positive meeting" with the Ravens at the Scouting Combine.

Grubbs appeared as good as gone earlier this offseason, but the Ravens appear to be at least making an effort to retain their Pro Bowl left guard. With $32.5 million already committed to RG Marshal Yanda, however, it reamins more likely than not that Grubbs will be playing elsewhere in 2012.
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 10:15:00 AM

The Carroll County Times' Aaron Wilson is "hearing" the Bears will be a potential landing spot for free agent LG Ben Grubbs if he is not re-signed by the Ravens.

Grubbs has been expected to reach the open market, but coach John Harbaugh insisted in a radio interview last week that the Ravens were going to "really make a run" at re-signing him. The Bears ended 2011 with former undrafted free agent Edwin Williams at left guard.
Sun, Feb 26, 2012 12:32:00 PM

Coach Jim Harbaugh insists the Ravens are going to "really make a run" at re-signing LG Ben Grubbs.

"We've offered –- I don't know if we've offered it yet –- but we're in negotiations of offering a lot of money," Harbaugh told a local radio station. Harbaugh believes his guard duo of Grubbs and Marshal Yanda is as good as any in the league, and "we're going to pay Ben as such." Whether Grubbs agrees that amount is "a lot of money" remains to be seen.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 10:06:00 AM

Updating a previous item, Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome isn't giving up on the idea of signing free agent LG Ben Grubbs to a long-term contract.

"I think we're at a good spot with Ben," Newsome said. "But, who will Ben keep us from getting and who will we have to let go in order to keep Ben? That's going to be the balance." Newsome has identified the offensive line as his biggest priority for the offseason, followed by continuing to "build at the receiver spot" and adding pass rushers.
Thu, Feb 2, 2012 02:49:00 PM

The Ravens were less optimistic about their chances of retaining free agent LG Ben Grubbs than Ray Rice at Wednesday's press conference.

Owner Steve Bisciotti and GM Ozzie Newsome "could make no guarantees" about Grubbs, saying they like him as a player but he's not necessarily a part of their future. Some top notch guards are going to hit the market if Grubbs and Carl Nicks aren't locked up before March 13. Eagles LG Evan Mathis, Titans RG Jake Scott, and 49ers RG Chilo Rachal will also command attention.
Wed, Feb 1, 2012 04:52:00 PM

Free agent LG Ben Grubbs realizes that re-signing with the Ravens could get "a little complicated" due to RG Marshal Yanda's five-year, $32 million contract.

"I have a lot of faith and trust that something good will happen no matter what," said Grubbs, "but I know it's a business." One of the league's elite interior players, Grubbs is expected to exceed Yanda's contract. It's rare for a team to devote that much of the salary cap to a pair of guards.
Fri, Jan 27, 2012 08:50:00 AM

Ravens LG Ben Grubbs said after Sunday's win over the Steelers that he wasn't sure if he aggravated the turf toe ailment that had sidelined him since Week 2.

That's because he took a pain-killing shot to play, and Grubbs said he'd know more about his status for Week 10 on Wednesday. He held up well on Sunday, and his mere presence is a difference-maker for the Ravens.
Mon, Nov 7, 2011 01:36:00 AM

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