Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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The Ravens beat the buzzer with this deal, signing Rice to a 5 year, 40 million dollar deal with 25 million guaranteed, minutes before today’s deadline. 8 million per year for Rice seems like a steal since Matt Forte got that much earlier today and players like Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, Arian Foster, DeAngelo Williams, and Chris Johnson earned more per year on their recent deals. However, Rice will make 25 million over the first 2 years, fully guaranteed, and who is to say that Rice doesn’t demand a new deal in 2 years if he’s still going strong like Darrelle Revis is doing this offseason after signing a similarly structured deal 2 offseasons ago? Rice will be the league’s 2nd highest paid back over the next 2 years and making too much money for a running back. Grade: B
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