On the day when defensive end Trevor Pryce went to the New York Jets, linebacker Bart Scott said there are players in the Ravens locker room who would love to switch places with Pryce.
"I guarantee you that there's probably guys in the same spot right now jealous as hell," Scott told New York reporters. "Trevor probably gets texts like, 'Man, come get me too.' I guarantee you there's at least 15 other players over there that's praying to God that they get released for a half a day too, so they can come over here. They won't admit it. But I guarantee you."
Jets coach Rex Ryan couldn't believe the Ravens released Pryce, even though the Ravens had hoped to re-sign him next week.
"We saw it as an opportunity -- a window, maybe," Ryan said. "As soon as we saw that they released him, we, of course, got a little excited about it. At first, I was like, 'There's no way he was released.' "
Ryan said he hasn't burned any bridges with the Ravens by signing Pryce away from them.
"I never received a phone call from Ozzie [Newsome, Ravens general manager]," Ryan said. "But Ozzie knows me well enough that if you leave Trevor Pryce out there, then we're going to try to bring him in. It's as simple as that…. If it was important for Ozzie, he would have called me."
Scott said Pryce still has plenty left to contribute to the Jets.
"He's got more juice than Tropicana," said linebacker Bart Scott, who played with Pryce on the Ravens.
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