Ravens Tell Kicker Matt Stover They are Going in Another Direction

The Ravens will have a new kicker in 2009, as reports are coming in that the team is going to release long time kicker Matt Stover. A source says that Stover stated that the Ravens told him that he’s no longer in their plans.

Stover is the last of the “original” Ravens to come off the boat from Cleveland when Art Modell and the Browns made the move to Baltimore. He was a 12th round pick of the New York Giants in 1990, and joined the Browns in 1991 and played an amazing 18 seasons in Cleveland and Baltimore.

“At that point, we knew for sure their direction was to not to keep me,” Stover said to the Baltimore Sun. “They want to go in another direction.”

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2 Responses to “Ravens Tell Kicker Matt Stover They are Going in Another Direction”

  1. Jerie O'Connor says:

    Big mistake! Just because an experienced, consistent PK cannot kickoff anymore, doesn’t call for 40ish Matt Stover to be released. The true test should be whether or not he is not making as many FGs as in previous years. In that regard he is still doing fine. I seem to recall George Blanda kicking FGs at the age of 44 for the then Oakland Raiders.

  2. Col says:

    Why did you let Piotr Czech go last season, when you knew you were going to need another kicker. Get Pete back. Young Blood. Wants it bad.