View Full Version : Ray Lewis stays with Ravens

Rulon Velvet Jones
03-04-2009, 02:59 PM
OWINGS MILLS - The Ravens have reached an agreement in principle with linebacker Ray Lewis, a league source said.

This ensures that Lewis will finish his career with the Ravens.

Retaining Lewis was important for the Ravens because they lost defensive coordinator Rex Ryan and inside linebacker Bart Scott to the New York Jets.

Lewis earned his 10th Pro Bowl this season after leading the NFL's second-ranked defense with 160 tackles. He also had 3 1/2 sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries

03-04-2009, 03:02 PM
I think he visited just enough teams to drive his price up...

Rulon Velvet Jones
03-04-2009, 03:02 PM
3 years, 7 million-plus

Beantown Bronco
03-04-2009, 03:08 PM
3 years, 7 million-plus

If that's true, I don't know what to say. I would've thought he'd get at least twice that.

Man, that sucks.

Pick Six
03-04-2009, 03:09 PM
Good for the Ravens...

Tombstone RJ
03-04-2009, 03:10 PM
The thing about Lewis that kinda gets me is that he's already been paid a huge contract (I think). That is, many players know that if they play well enough in their first few years, that their second contract is the big money contract where they get the bulk of their money.

Ray is on the tail end of his playing years and although he's still an excellent LBer and the leader of the team, he really is kidding himself if he thinks he's in his big money prime. But, the NFL is a business and I guess he did what he had to do...

Smiling Assassin27
03-04-2009, 03:14 PM
Yeah, but....Lonnie Paxton.

03-04-2009, 03:16 PM
Best news I've heard all day.

Now someone get on the phone with Nate "projectile" Webster and lock him up long term

03-04-2009, 03:37 PM
My dream is over:(

Garcia Bronco
03-04-2009, 03:40 PM
Stay in Maryland convict.

03-04-2009, 03:43 PM
Our defense could have used him, but I'm glad we didn't sign the scumbag.

03-04-2009, 03:50 PM
We got our leader in Dawkins

I dont think we need high priced ILBs yet until we get our line turned around

03-04-2009, 03:50 PM
That's a relief. I might have rooted for him if he was wearing the O&B, but I would have had to shower afterwards.

Anyway, I put Ratbirds right up there with Faders and Cheffies.

03-04-2009, 03:56 PM
3 years, 7 million-plus

$7million-plus... per year?

03-04-2009, 03:58 PM
damn that stinks

03-04-2009, 04:01 PM
$7million-plus... per year?

Yes per year not total... lawl...

03-04-2009, 04:01 PM
Did the odds just go up that we draft Maualuga?

Rulon Velvet Jones
03-04-2009, 04:02 PM
$7million-plus... per year?


20-25 total.

03-04-2009, 04:08 PM
Yeah, but....Lonnie Paxton.

That was my first thought also

03-04-2009, 05:48 PM
I think he visited just enough teams to drive his price up...

Actually he LOST money doing this. He's getting $2 million less than the original offer the Ravens gave him.