Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by STEEL BLUE TEXANS, Mar 13, 2006.
to stay with the Ravens
Do you have a link? The Ravens just signed Mike Anderson to a year deal.
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.
3 year contract worth about 25 mil according to nfl.com
Thanks brutha, way to be out on front of this surprising development.
The Ravens must be planning on running the football 50 times a game. Afterall, Kyle Boller is still their starting QB. lol
Si.com thinks Jamal is out of the picture. They even title the article of the ravens signing Anderson as, "Replacing Jamal"
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.
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.
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