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The Baltimore Ravens used the franchise tag to ensure running back Ray Rice would be back with the team in 2012, but the two sides had eyes on agreeing to a long-term pact at some point. Well now that has finally happened.
Rice and the Raves have agreed to a five-year, $40 million deal that includes $17 million in 2012, and $8 million in 2012. From the initial numbers it appears Rice’s deal fits in the middle of the Adrian Peterson-Chris Johnson-LeSean McCoy-Arian Foster contract group.
The deal came across the line just in front of Monday’s deadline to secure contracts with franchised tagged players that would alter their salaries for the 2012 season.
Last season Rice rushed for 1,364 yards on 291 attempts (4.7 yards per carry), with 12 rushing totals. He also racked up 704 yards and three touchdowns on 76 receptions. His 2,068 yards from scrimmage led the NFL.
The fact that the Ravens and Rice got a deal done is a big win for both sides. The 25-year-old Rice now has lon...
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According to Peter King of SI.com, the Baltimore Ravens and running back Ray Rice have agreed on a new multi-year deal.
Rice’s new contract is worth $40 million over five years, with $25 million guaranteed and $17 million in one season, per Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times.
There’s no question the Ravens had to get Rice under contract and they did just...
The Baltimore Ravens have hammered out a five-year, $40 million
contract with Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice, beating an NFL
deadline to sign franchise players to long-term deals. Rice will
make $25 million in the first two years and $17 million in the
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