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.
Rice who despite skipping OTAs and mini-camps has been training at a breakneck pace posting a video of some of the blue collar techniques that he has used to stay fit.
“Nobody ever has to worry about me being in shape,” Rice said. “We had a whole lockout last year and I came back and had the best season of my life. We can talk about the offseason program, but we also know that the offseason program didn’t make me last year when we had a whole lockout.”
Rice also refused to go negative with his campaign for a new deal.
The closest he ever came to seeming bitter was even infused with a positive spin when he appeared at the Nike event to unveil their new NFL uniforms.
I don’t want to have to play under the tag, but if I had to, I have to do it,” Rice said. “Just knowing the Ravens, if they want to get a deal done, they’ll get it done.”
“I think progress is being made,” Rice said. “We know things don’t happen overnight, but [I] think a lot of things can change within a few days, weeks, months. When it happens, it happens.
UPDATED: ESPN is reporting that Rice’s deal is a five-year pact worth $40-million dollars.
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