Found May 24, 2012 on The Scores Report:
Ten years ago you didn’t think twice about paying a versatile player like Ray Rice top market value. Given his age, his production, and his contribution in an offense, a team wouldn’t balk at his price tag. But times are a changing. Rice is believed to be seeking $10 million a year from the Baltimore Ravens, who are reportedly unwilling to pay their top offensive piece Adrian Peterson-type money. AP just signed a seven-year, $96 million extension with the Vikings last September and the deal includes $36 million in guaranteed money. In that same month, Chris Johnson signed a six-year, $55.26 million deal with the Titans that also included $30 million in guarantees. Seeing as how Peterson tore his ACL and Johnson produced his worst season as a pro, you can understand why the Ravens are hesitant to pay Rice what he wants. The other issue is that running backs aren’t worth what they were 10, or even seven years ago. Nowadays, most teams believe that investing big money in a running bac...

Ravens are in communication with Ray Rice

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”...

Ravens’ Ray Rice wants “Adrian Peterson money”

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...

Ravens’ John Harbaugh not worried that Ed Reed will retire

Ed Reed made some headlines last week by saying that he wasn’t “100%” sure he’d return for the 2012 NFL season, which would be his 11th in the NFL. Reed immediately backtracked after speculation started and today Head Coach John Harbaugh said he wasn’t worried at all that Reed would retire. Ravens fans shouldn’t worry either. Their biggest concerns with Reed should be...

Is it Kruger’s time to start?

Going into this offseason, it was presumed the Ravens’ starting linebackers would be Terrell Suggs, Ray Lewis, Jameel McClain and Paul Kruger. Then the draft came and the Ravens selected Courtney Upshaw out of Alabama. The big blow came right around the same time when Suggs tore his Achilles’ tendon. That’s when the look of the starting lineup really changed. Suggs will miss...

No Progress between Ravens, Rice on a new deal

The Baltimore Ravens and Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice continue to talk about a contract extension. But the two sides have not made any strides towards a new deal, a source familiar with the talks told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The deadline for Rice and the Ravens to hammer out a new deal [...]

Report: Ravens, Ray Rice have had “constructive” talks

Getty Images 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. “I...

OTA minicamp reports better than expected for Ravens...

The usual rap on OTA minicamps is you can't learn much about a player if he isn't wearing pads or being hit---or at least "worrying" about being hit.That may be true. But it is possible for each player involved to learn strategic things in OTA's---and to at least show his ability to grasp new terminology, as well as put himself in good position in the non...

Hard work lands Mabin with Baltimore

Former Northwestern cornerback Jordan Mabin saw his collegiate career come to a disappointing end with a an injury. Mabin worked through rehabilitation, then was able to earn a spot on the Ravens. He hopes hard work helps him stick in Baltimore.

Ravens’ Ray Rice seeking 10 million per year

According to the National Football Post’s Dan Pompei, Ray Rice is asking for 10 million dollars per year in contract negotiations with the Baltimore Ravens. That amount would make him the 2nd highest paid running back in the NFL behind Adrian Peterson and is more than what Chris Johnson, Arian Foster, and LeSean McCoy have gotten in the past calendar year. It’s also more than...

Ravens’ Bryant McKinnie’s goal is to be at 345

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. McKinnie...

Terrell Suggs will start rehabbing in June

Getty Images 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.

Ravens Update

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Ed Reed Will Play In The 2012-2013 NFL Season, According To Coach John Harbaugh

Last week, news broke that Ed Reed wouldn’t be playing in the 2012-2013 NFL season, due to an injury, but according to Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, Reed will be playing this upcoming season. “Ed is a guy that I trust and really care about,” Harbaugh said. “There’s been no indication that he’s not going to play this year as far as I’m concerned. I don’t worry...
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