Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 5/23/12

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 16: Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Lucas Oli Stadium on January 16, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Earlier this week, it was reported the Ray Rice wanted 10 million dollars per year from the Ravens in his long term deal. Apparently that was an underestimate, at least if you ask ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio. Paolantonio reports that Rice is asking for “Adrian Peterson money” from the Ravens. Peterson got 96 million over 7 years last offseason, with 36 million guaranteed, the largest contract for a running back ever by a large amount. It sounds like Rice wants one as well, though deals given to Chris Johnson, Arian Foster, and LeSean McCoy have been significantly smaller in the past calendar year. Paolantonio also said that the Ravens are flat out refusing to even discuss that kind of deal with Rice and says that Rice’s holdout could end in “Training Camp, if then”. It’s worth noting that there was a point when Chris Johnson wanted to be one of the highest paid playmakers in the league (around 15 million per year) and ended up settling for significantly less before the season started. We...
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