Rice Agrees to Five-Year Deal With the Baltimore Ravens


0  Updated at 3:57 pm, July 16th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Andy Lyons/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — Two-time All-Pro running back Ray Rice and the Baltimore Ravens agreed to a new five year-contract Monday. The deal is worth roughly $40 million, according to ESPN.

“Baltimore I’m back well I never left lol #Ravens,” Rice tweeted Monday.

The Ravens drafted Rice out of Rutgers in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft.

“This is another example of Steve Bisciotti’s commitment to the team and to our fans to retain our core players,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said. “Ray has been an integral part of us earning the playoffs in each of his four seasons. His production on the field speaks for itself, and his leadership in the locker room is outstanding.”

The 25-year-old Rice rushed for 1,364 yards and 12 touchdowns on 291 attempts last season. He also caught 76 passes for 704 yards and three touchdowns.

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