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One day after it was reported that Ray Rice wants Adrian Peterson money (7 years, 96 million, 36 million guaranteed), Jason La Canfora is reporting that Rice and the Ravens are talking. The Ravens reportedly will not even consider giving that much money to Rice, but the fact that they are talking is a good sign. La Canfora has called the talks between the two sides “constructive” and believes the two sides will agree on something in the neighborhood of 8.5 million per year over 5 years with 20-25 million guaranteed.
That contract would be on par with what Arian Foster, LeSean McCoy, and Chris Johnson have received in the last calendar year. That contract is also a good guess for what the Bears will give Matt Forte and what the Jaguars will give holdout Maurice Jones Drew. The situation doesn’t sound as bleak as it did yesterday if La Canfora is to be believed and it sounds like the two sides could come to an agreement before Training Camp and avoid a long holdout.
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On Wednesday, ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio indicated that Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice may end up holding out for a long time, since he’s looking for “Adrian Peterson money.”
Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network made an appearance on 1560 The Game in Houston and sounded a lot more optimistic when it comes to Rice and the Ravens agreeing on a new contract.
Last offseason, Bryant McKinnie showed up to Vikings camp so overweight out of the lockout, almost 400 pounds, that the Vikings cut him even though they didn’t have a true replacement on the roster. This led to them having to sign the mediocre Charlie Johnson to be their left tackle and he predictably struggled, leading to the Vikings using the 4th overall pick on Matt Kalil.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh stated that linebacker Terrell Suggs will visit his doctor in the middle of June, then he’ll begin rehabbing his Achilles.
If Suggs does begin his rehab in June, then he’s be on track to return to the field sometime in November.
Jason La Canfora – for those who don’t know – is an American sports writer and television analyst. He joined NFL Network and NFL.com prior to the 2009 season and serves as an NFL insider and reporter.
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