Found July 17, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

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According to Jason La Canfora of,  safety Ed Reed turned down a new contract offer from the Baltimore Ravens that would’ve paid him just under $8 million a year.  The only problem with the offer is that it’s less than what Eric Weddle of the Chargers and Michael Huff of the Raiders currently make.  As we all know, Reed is a better then both of those players.

The Ravens concern with Reed is that he’s getting older and he’s already had neck and hip problems that could ultimately shorten the rest of his career.


Ed Reed doesn’t sound like he’s thinking about playing football

Getty Images Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed didn’t sound like he’s thinking about playing football this season while running his annual youth football camp. “This is about [this] camp, man. This is about these kids today,” said Reed. “My mind is just so far away from what’s about to happen in the fall. I’m thinking about other things. … It’s about these kids right...

Ravens sign overrated Ray Rice to megadeal

Don’t get me wrong, Ray Rice is a a very good running back, but the Baltimore Ravens just dropped their shorts when they signed him yesterday. The terms of the deal? 5 years, $40 million and it calls to pay the running back $17 million this fall. You’ll probably going to point to the fact [...]

Rice derives comfort from 5-year deal with Ravens

Ray Rice says he's already spent a portion of the $40 million contract he received last week from the Baltimore Ravens. The Pro Bowl running back said Wednesday that the first thing he did after agreeing to terms on a long-term deal was to buy his mother a house. Rice says the security of knowing he will be with Baltimore for the next five years was every bit as important as...

The Ravens and Ray Rice agree to a five-year $40 million dollar deal.

Talk about a last second finale. Just before the four o’clock deadline for franchised players to sign long-term deals passed, the Baltimore Ravens and RB Ray Rice got something done. To read this feature please click the link below.

Baltimore Ravens extend RB Ray Rice

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...

Baltimore Ravens: Ray Rice Signs New Deal

Owing Mills, MD (Sports Network) - The Baltimore Ravens signed running back Ray Rice to a five-year contract on Monday. The team didn't release financial terms of the contract, but it is reportedly worth around $40 million. Rice received the franchise tag from the team earlier this year after a career season in 2011. He led the NFL in yards from scrimmage last year with 2...

Report: Everything quiet between the Ravens and Ray Rice

Getty Images According to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, everything remains quiet between the Baltimore Ravens and running back Ray Rice. Wilson did say that the Ravens have a history of getting deals done at the last-minute.  All we can do is wait and see what happens as the deadline approaches.

Rice, Forte Set the Bar

Over the past couple of seasons, Ray Rice and Matt Forte have emerged as two of the league’s top-five HBs. If you’re en elite running back in the NFL and are looking to negotiate a new, long-term deal, the contracts recently issued to Ray Rice and Matt Forte are good benchmarks to reference. With Rice set to make $40 million over the next five years and Forte $32 over the next...

Report: Ravens, Ray Rice agree on five-year deal

Getty Images According to Peter King of, 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...

Phil Simms believes Joe Flacco isn’t just good, but awesome

Getty Images Former New York Giants quarterback and current CBS Sports analyst Phil Simms told Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times that he believes that Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens is a franchise quarterback. “Joe Flacco has had a lot of success, not some,” Simms said. “I never look at Joe’s completion percentage and say he’s inaccurate. I look at him as a guy...

Rice scores $40M deal with Ravens

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 first.

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Ray Rice Contract Structure & Angry Mike Wallace Email Episode

Season 2, Episode 126 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off by explaining how we are not playing up to the standard today after I lost the rerecording of our Tuesday morning interview with Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. We had a great talk with Nate concerning the Cleveland Browns as they head into training camp, but unfortunately the file...
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