Ravens admit contacting NFL regarding Bears trade snafu

It had been reported that the Ravens were planning on contacting the NFL and making the claim that the Bears owe them a draft pick as a result of last night's botched trade toward the end of the first round.

The league had declined comment on the matter, other than to say they were looking into the situation, and the Ravens had yet to officially speak on the topic, either.

In the press conference announcing wide receiver Torrey Smith as the Ravens' second-round pick, however, general manager Ozzie Newsome admitted that the Ravens have had contact with the NFL regarding the trade-that-wasn't.

"There has been some dialogue between the Ravens, the other organization and the league," Newsome said. "I'll just have to leave it at that, because where it's going to go, we don't know. But, there has been some dialogue."

It's unclear what, if anything, the Ravens would be able to get in return by appealing this scenario to the league.

Chicago's fourth-round pick - which was originally going to come to the Ravens along with No. 29 overall in return for Baltimore's 26th pick - has already been traded to another team.

The Bears dealt the pick in question, No. 127 overall, to the Redskins in a second-round trade.

The Ravens are unlikely to get anything back from the Bears as a result of this mess, but they're still asking the league to look into it.

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