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08:05 AM ET 04.05 | Lately, Brendon Ayanbadejo has been more than willing to speak his mind, and he thinks it might have helped cost him a job in Baltimore. [On Thursday night], Ayanbadejo said his non-football activities were a factor in the Ravens' decision. "My bark is louder than my bite," he told Newsday. "I make a lot of noise and garner a lot of attention for various things off the football field. When that starts happening, why do you have that player around?" Ayanbadejo said he understands it's just a piece of the ultimate decision. The three-time Pro Bowler as a special teamer said he knows the Ravens can find players to do what he does for less money and conceded that his productivity has gone down in recent years.

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April 5, 2013  08:13 AM ET

Maybe the Vikings will cut Chris Kluwe. That way we can have two unemployed players who love to hear themselves talk.

April 5, 2013  08:16 AM ET

Maybe. Just Maybe. The Ravens don't feel the need to continue to pay a 10 year veteran, who is still imited to special teams, whose productivity is declining. Nah, that can't be it.

April 5, 2013  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe. Just Maybe. The Ravens don't feel the need to continue to pay a 10 year veteran, who is still imited to special teams, whose productivity is declining. Nah, that can't be it.

That's just crazy talk!

April 5, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Fallout from Flacco's big payday?

Or maybe this guy just doesn't belong on an NFL roster anymore.

April 5, 2013  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe. Just Maybe. The Ravens don't feel the need to continue to pay a 10 year veteran, who is still imited to special teams, whose productivity is declining. Nah, that can't be it.

The minimum you can pay a guy after 10 years is around $1 million. And there is the reason he is gone. The NFL will take any player as long as he can play and is affordable.

April 5, 2013  09:43 AM ET

Time to put a Veteran Rogram in Place so that teams can afford (around cap limit) to pay The ageing veterans they want to keep!!!!!

April 5, 2013  09:48 AM ET

Nah,.. they fired him for his Gay rights stance....productivity decline has nothing to do with it.

April 5, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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Nah,.. they fired him for his Gay rights stance....productivity decline has nothing to do with it.

Is that a 3-point stance?

April 5, 2013  12:38 PM ET

He lasted 10 years. Amazing, good for him. Nice retirement money someday. From US, to Nigeria, back to US to CFL to NFL for 10 years. Amazing.

April 5, 2013  01:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe. Just Maybe. The Ravens don't feel the need to continue to pay a 10 year veteran, who is still imited to special teams, whose productivity is declining. Nah, that can't be it.

Too obvious - can't be that

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April 9, 2013  09:31 AM ET

He admitted his play had fallen off, no surprise. They'll sign an undrafted rookie FA for less than half what he made.

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