Honestly, do deadlines bother anyone? For the 2nd time in a matter of days, a Baltimore franchise makes a crucial signing at the last minute. Last Friday, it was Kevin Gausman inking his rookie deal. Today, it was Ray Rice committing to the Ravens for the next 5 years, with a $40 million deal.
According to Adam Schefter at ESPN, sources are saying that Rice will be paid “$17 million in the first year and $25 million in the first two years.”
So I am not sure how much of that is tied up in signing bonuses and guaranteed money, but at first glance, that seems like a lot of cap money that the Ravens don’t have.
Then again, playing with happy, a Ray Rice is like getting lucky at www.
I’m still fluxuating on whether Ozzie’s decision will help or cripple the team, but I really need to see the details before I can make any assumptions. In the meantime, let’s celebrate that football season is just around the corner.