Ravens news: Patrick Queen rips fans, Odell Beckham Jr. says goodbye

The Ravens lost some big names from 2023.

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The Baltimore Ravens need to prepare to face All-Pro linebacker Patrick Queen twice every year, as the former first-round pick decided to leave Baltimore and join the rival Pittsburgh Steelers on a three-year contract worth over $40 million. Queen had no qualms about crossing the Baltimore-Pittsburgh divide.

Queen seems to be fully invested in his new role as "that villain" after defecting to his old hated rival. Queen was one of three Ravens, including Geno Stone and Tyler Huntley, to sign with a division rival in free agency. However, it seems like the newly minted villain hit a boiling point when it came to Ravens fans criticizing him.

Queen, in a very NSFW fashion, told fans his decision "wasn't up to me" and seems upset that those who supported him for so long have turned on their heads and branded him a wanted man. Queen also told those going after him on social media to "go touch some grass."

While Queen shouldn't be besmirched for taking the spot that offered him the most money in a league that doesn't guarantee any long-term viability, the self-proclaimed villain should be prepared to deal with an angry fanbase who feels betrayed. Queen also promised fans should "be careful what you ask for."

More Ravens news

  • After being released by the Ravens following his lone season with the club, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. put together a lengthy Instagram post that sounded an awful lot like a goodbye to Baltimore fans. Beckham who said he was upset he didn't get to win a championship with the Ravens, expressed his love for his teammates and the Baltimore fanbase.
  • Ravens running back Derrick Henry explained that Baltimore was way out in front of other teams in the free agency chase for his services. Henry, who some thought would go to the Dallas Cowboys, said that Jerry Jones never contacted him about a potential move.

NFL news

  • Steelers quarterback Justin Fields, who was acquired to back up Russell Wilson following an up-and-down stint with the Chicago Bears, reportedly shot down trades to other teams due to his desire to play in Pittsburgh. If Wilson starts to struggle, the Ravens and the rest of the AFC North could see Fields.
  • The New England Patriots finally made an addition to their wide receive room this free agency period, agreeing to a deal with former Minnesota Vikings receiver KJ Osborn. After losing playing time to rookie Jordan Addison, Osborn will try to get his career back on track.