Found July 18, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Ravens are moving toward a contract extension with quarterback Joe Flacco, and the deal could even be finalized at or before the start of training camp next week. reported the two sides were closing in and estimated Flacco had a "75 percent chance" of signing his deal before the team reports to camp. Flacco was a first-round pick in 2008 and has won at least one playoff game in each of his four NFL seasons. The Ravens lost in the AFC Championship game last season. Lee Evans wasn't able to hold onto a pass in the end zone with 22 seconds remaining in a 23-20 loss to the Patriots and Billy Cundiff missed a potential game-tying field goal. Signing running back Ray Rice to a $40 million deal last week cleared significant cap space for Baltimore to define parameters of a deal with Flacco. He's in the final year of his rookie contract which paid him a total of $12 million. Yet Flacco maintained the contract wouldn't be an issue, expressing confi...

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Ed Reed says he’s playing this season

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Report: Ed Reed turned down a contract offer from the Ravens

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

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Ed Reed won’t hold out, according to a close family member

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Buy This Ray Lewis Autographed Chromed Out Chopper

With the football season coming up, what better way for a Ravens fan to support the purple and black than with this hog. This 2006 American Ironhorse “LSC” Lone Star Chopper was autographed by Ray Lewis himself. Obviously this is no where near as cool as Shaq’s tricked out van, but a customized Raven’s motorcycle signed by the murderer himself has to find a home somewhere...

Rice, Forte Set the Bar

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Ray Rice Signs Deal Before Deadline

Running back Ray Rice has agreed to a five-year extension with the Baltimore Ravens. Fantasy Spin: The extension is believed to be worth $40M, and was agreed to shortly before the deadline to sign a player designated with the franchise tag. So Rice will not be a holdout for the start of training camp, and fantasy owners of the stud running back in dynasty leagues can breathe easy...

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

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Ravens Update

Ray Rice climbed into his white Mercedes and drove out of the Baltimore Ravens' parking lot Monday afternoon to celebrate after signing his five-year, $40 million maximum value contract that includes a $15 million signing bonus.
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