Rice, Ravens agree to five-year contract
I wonder if Forte's deal helped to speed this along? ^^
Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens agree to five-year, $35M deal
The Baltimore Ravens and running back Ray Rice reached an agreement Monday on a five-year, $35 million deal. The deal includes escalators that can bring the total amount to $40 million. News of Rice's deal came down just prior to Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. Rice, who had yet to sign his one-year, $7.742 million franchise tender, said Saturday he was "optimistic" of a deal getting done.
The 25-year-old posted career-bests of 1,364 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns (third in the NFL) in 2011. Rice, a two-time Pro Bowl selection has rushed for 4,377 yards and 24 TDs for his career.