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STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-13-2006, 10:47 AM
to stay with the Ravens

Kaiser Toro
03-13-2006, 11:03 AM
to stay with the Ravens

Do you have a link? The Ravens just signed Mike Anderson to a year deal.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-13-2006, 11:22 AM
Lewis Still A Raven
March 13, 2006
The Baltimore Ravens announced today that they have agreed in principle to a three-year deal with Jamal Lewis, retaining one of the NFL's top running backs.


http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article.jsp?id=8462

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-13-2006, 11:37 AM
3 year contract worth about 25 mil according to nfl.com

Kaiser Toro
03-13-2006, 11:38 AM
3 year contract worth about 25 mil according to nfl.com

Thanks brutha, way to be out on front of this surprising development.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-13-2006, 11:45 AM
The Ravens must be planning on running the football 50 times a game. Afterall, Kyle Boller is still their starting QB. lol

Blake
03-13-2006, 12:33 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/football/nfl/03/12/bc.fbn.ravens.lewis.ap/index.html

Si.com thinks Jamal is out of the picture. They even title the article of the ravens signing Anderson as, "Replacing Jamal"

Funny.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-13-2006, 01:28 PM
LEWIS CONTRACT REALLY A ONE-YEAR DEAL


A league source tells us that the three-year deal to which running back Jamal Lewis has agreed in Baltimore is really a one-year deal, given the presence of a sizeable option bonus due in 2007.

As a practical matter, then, it's a one-year, $6 million deal. He gets $5 million to sign and a $1 million base salary for 2006.

Absent a monster year, we're told that the team won't be picking up the option for 2007 and 2008.


http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

mexican_texan
03-13-2006, 07:11 PM
LEWIS CONTRACT REALLY A ONE-YEAR DEAL


A league source tells us that the three-year deal to which running back Jamal Lewis has agreed in Baltimore is really a one-year deal, given the presence of a sizeable option bonus due in 2007.

As a practical matter, then, it's a one-year, $6 million deal. He gets $5 million to sign and a $1 million base salary for 2006.

Absent a monster year, we're told that the team won't be picking up the option for 2007 and 2008.


http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm
This is a dirty way of signing players. This must stop. I know Peyton Manning, Donovan McNabb, and any other high-cost players will not have the money promised when they signed the deal. GMs try to get the players to have backloaded contracts that allow teams to pay the players a low salary and cut them when the money is about to come in.