Because Grubbs is a free agent and the Bengals have a gaping hole at guard, there’s been speculation they will target the Pro-Bowl guard if he doesn’t get want he wants from Baltimore. The Ravens are in a bad spot now, as they’ll likely have to use the franchise tag on RB Ray Rice, while also working on a long-term extension with QB Joe Flacco.
The inability of the Saints to sign their franchise QB to a long-term deal will likely cost them a chance to re-sign several other priority free agents, including WR Marques Colston and OG Carl Nicks, both of whom the Bengals may target.
The Raiders are a mess right now, and several quality player they have may be cut to get under the salary cap. Some players that could be released and targeted by the Bengals include OLB Kamerion Wimbley, DT Tommy Kelly, and the team may be unable to work out a new deal for free agent safety Tyvon Branch, a position of great need for the Bengals.
I actually hope this is true, because the Bengals have so much money to spend being $60 million under the cap, this would only hurt a team like Pittsburg, who’s over the salary cap, and perhaps help the Bengals land an elite free agent, like Mike Wallace. It will also lead to some good, but overpaid players becoming available for the Bengals to sign.
Rex Ryan loves to have prima donnas on his team, and Edwards would fit that role nicely.