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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | March 21, 2005
Ravens linebacker Edgerton Hartwell has reportedly signed a six-year, $26.24 million guaranteed contract with the Atlanta Falcons that includes an $8 million signing bonus, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported in Monday's editions. Hartwell, the Ravens' fourth-round draft pick in 2001, was second on the team in tackles in 2004 with 96. "We never had the offense in Baltimore like they've had in Atlanta," Hartwell told the Review-Journal. "They definitely have a lot of great players. If you put together that great offense with a great defense and play together as a team, it could be an unbelievably good future."
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
On his way to Baltimore on Thursday night, Steve Smith got a phone call from New England head coach Bill Belichick who told the free agent wide receiver that he wanted him to play for the Patriots and catch passes from Tom Brady. The reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks also called and Smith said the San Diego Chargers - coached by Mike McCoy, his former passing game coordinator in Carolina - made him a contract offer. But as Smith pondered a move for the first time in his 13-year NFL career, he concluded that there was no need to make any more visits after Baltimore.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Writer | August 16, 1995
FROSTBURG -- As Washington Redskins general manager Charley Casserly beamed yesterday while formally announcing the signing of Michael Westbrook, the wide receiver's agent, Steve Zucker, said jokingly, "I didn't know Charley knew how to smile."Casserly hasn't had much of a chance to smile as the holdout by the Redskins' top draft pick dragged on for 26 days.Casserly made up for lost time when Westbrook signed a seven-year, $18.02 million contract at a news conference."We're thrilled that Michael's going to be with us for many, many years," Casserly said.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,SUN REPORTER | August 14, 2007
With less than two days left to broker a deal with first-round pick Matt Wieters, the Orioles are losing confidence that they can sign the Georgia Tech catcher by tomorrow's midnight deadline. When asked to characterize talks, a team source said the sides are "a long way away" from agreeing to a contract. According to a baseball source, Wieters, a 6-foot-5, 21-year-old junior whom the Orioles selected fifth overall in the June amateur draft, is seeking a contract similar to the one signed by Maryland native Mark Teixeira in 2001.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1996
Jonathan Ogden, the fourth player picked in the 1996 NFL draft, by the Ravens, got the highest signing bonus -- $6,793,997 -- according to a rookie salary survey compiled by the NFL Players Association.Ogden's bonus was one of six worth more than $5 million given to the high draft picks, and topped the $6.5 million signing bonuses given to the first and third players taken, Keyshawn Johnson of the New York Jets and Simeon Rice of the Arizona Cardinals.Kevin Hardy, the second player taken, by the Jacksonville Jaguars, got the sixth-highest signing bonus -- $5 million -- although he received the highest first-year base salary -- $1 million.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2000
Rewarding Jonathan Ogden for "performance and productivity," the Ravens have reached terms on a six-year contract extension that makes him the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history. Ogden will get $44 million over the six-year extension, including a $12 million signing bonus. Added to the $4.081 million he is scheduled to receive this season, the three-time Pro Bowl left tackle will make $48 million over the next seven seasons. "It's true that we reward our players based on performance and productivity, not on promise and agents," Ravens majority owner Art Modell said yesterday.
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By New York Times News Service | March 3, 1995
NEW YORK -- David Meggett, the New York Giants' best special teams player ever and in many way its heart and soul, is on his way to Foxboro, Mass., to play for his old coach, Bill Parcells.Meggett, the 5-7 dynamo from Towson State, yesterday agreed to terms with the New England Patriots on a five-year contract worth $2 million a season including a $3 million signing bonus. The Giants offered him a $2 million signing bonus and about $1.8 million a season for four years.It is difficult to blast Giants management for losing the 28-year-old Meggett.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | February 26, 2003
As left guard Edwin Mulitalo signed his new long-term contract at the Ravens' practice complex yesterday, his wife flashed a wide smile. Also happy should be the player for whom Mulitalo opens holes. "Jamal Lewis is sleeping well tonight, I'm sure," said offensive line coach Jim Colletto, referring to the Ravens' star running back. The Ravens retained a big punch in their running attack when they signed Mulitalo to a seven-year extension that will keep the left guard from becoming an unrestricted free agent.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,SUN REPORTER | August 14, 2007
With less than two days left to broker a deal with first-round pick Matt Wieters, the Orioles are losing confidence that they can sign the Georgia Tech catcher by tomorrow's midnight deadline. When asked to characterize talks, a team source said the sides are "a long way away" from agreeing to a contract. According to a baseball source, Wieters, a 6-foot-5, 21-year-old junior whom the Orioles selected fifth overall in the June amateur draft, is seeking a contract similar to the one signed by Maryland native Mark Teixeira in 2001.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | February 12, 1997
The agent for Ravens center Steve Everitt has declined the team's initial offer of a five-year contract worth $9 million, and the club expects to receive a counterproposal today.It's the first time both parties have reported movement in about a week. Everitt initially wanted a five-year deal worth $15 million, but seems to have backed off and is willing to negotiate.In the past, agent John Macik has proposed contracts that asked for as much as a $3.1 million signing bonus for a six-year contract, and an average salary of $2.4 million to $2.6 million a season.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | June 24, 2005
OUT THERE in Anne Arundel County, grabbing with both hands, Daniel F. Jackson has just sent another signal that the city of Baltimore has a future full of promise. He got himself a million bucks for a modest little rowhouse that used to be worth maybe half a cheese sandwich. I will mark his $1.1 million windfall next to the $82.50 I used to spend for a month's rent on the same Charles Village street where Jackson just cashed in. His case is special, but it's also a sign of things to come.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | March 21, 2005
Ravens linebacker Edgerton Hartwell has reportedly signed a six-year, $26.24 million guaranteed contract with the Atlanta Falcons that includes an $8 million signing bonus, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported in Monday's editions. Hartwell, the Ravens' fourth-round draft pick in 2001, was second on the team in tackles in 2004 with 96. "We never had the offense in Baltimore like they've had in Atlanta," Hartwell told the Review-Journal. "They definitely have a lot of great players. If you put together that great offense with a great defense and play together as a team, it could be an unbelievably good future."
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By Jamison Hensley and Mike Preston and Jamison Hensley and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2005
A day after an agreement with the Ravens shockingly fell apart, Gary Baxter signed with their AFC North rival, the Cleveland Browns. The three-year starting cornerback rebuked the Ravens' last attempt to retain him and joined the Browns last night for a six-year, $30 million deal that included a $10.5 million signing bonus. In what becomes another bizarre free-agent saga for the Ravens, Baxter is gone because of a misunderstanding with his signing bonus. He reached a verbal agreement on a multi-year deal Wednesday night with the Ravens, but it crumbled the next day when he noticed a $4 million discrepancy just before signing the contract, according to a league source.
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By Mike Preston and Jamison Hensley and Mike Preston and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | August 11, 2004
The Ravens are involved in contract negotiations with Jonathan Ogden that, according to both sides, would allow the Pro Bowl offensive tackle to end his career in Baltimore and provide the team future salary cap room to re-sign players. Both general manager Ozzie Newsome and Ogden, entering his ninth season, confirmed yesterday that they are in negotiations, even though neither side had a timetable for reaching an agreement. Ogden has three years left on the six-year, $44 million contract (with a $16 million signing bonus)
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By Jamison Hensley and Brent Jones and Jamison Hensley and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | December 30, 2003
Over the past three years, Kelly Gregg worked himself up from the practice squad to a backup role to the starting nose tackle for the NFL's third-ranked defense. Yesterday Gregg was rewarded with a five-year extension with the Ravens that included a $2 million signing bonus. "It seems like the other day I was in here signing with the practice squad," Gregg said. "I just looked at the guys like Goose [Tony Siragusa], Rob Burnett and Michael McCrary. They said, `Work hard and good things will happen.
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By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Julie Hirschfeld Davis,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 26, 2003
WASHINGTON - A popular new program designed to cut off unwanted telemarketing calls hung in legal limbo last night after a federal judge ruled that it violates constitutional free-speech guarantees. That action, which appears likely to delay implementation of the program scheduled to begin next Wednesday, came hours after Congress had moved to counter another judge's ruling against the program this week. Yesterday, both houses of Congress passed and sent to President Bush legislation specifically authorizing the Federal Trade Commission to put the do-not-call list into effect as planned.
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By Ken Murray and Mike Preston and Ken Murray and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2000
The Ravens reached contract terms with reserve defensive end Keith Washington yesterday on a three-year deal for an unspecified amount. Washington, 27 and a five-year NFL veteran, joined the team in 1997 as a free agent, having played previously with the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions. "Keith's comfortable with [defensive coordinator] Marvin Lewis," said his agent, Steve Weinberg. "He feels comfortable there and has an opportunity as a veteran to help the club. It's an up-and-coming club."
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1994
CARLISLE, Pa. -- The Washington Redskins said goodbye to Mo Elewonibi yesterday and appear ready to say hello to Heath Shuler.By waiving Elewonibi and his $500,000 contract, the Redskins freed money under the salary cap to sign Shuler to what they hope will be an eight-year deal for about $19 million, which would be the richest rookie deal in NFL history.Although general manager Charley Casserly stressed that the deal isn't finished, Shuler's agent, Tom Condon, was at the offices of the NFL Players Association in Washington going over many of the complicated clauses in the contract.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | February 26, 2003
As left guard Edwin Mulitalo signed his new long-term contract at the Ravens' practice complex yesterday, his wife flashed a wide smile. Also happy should be the player for whom Mulitalo opens holes. "Jamal Lewis is sleeping well tonight, I'm sure," said offensive line coach Jim Colletto, referring to the Ravens' star running back. The Ravens retained a big punch in their running attack when they signed Mulitalo to a seven-year extension that will keep the left guard from becoming an unrestricted free agent.
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By MIKE PRESTON | June 7, 2002
JUST ABOUT EVERY morning, Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis runs the hill at Oregon Ridge, carrying logs or 45-pound weight plates. Then he stretches, does some kick boxing or lifts weights. It's a two-hour routine. Then there is the evening session. More stretching. More weightlifting. He runs sprints or distance. Another two-hour session. Right now, Lewis weighs about 245 pounds, five below his playing weight. His body fat is about 5 percent. He has tried to avoid commenting about the team's negotiations in restructuring his contract, but the five-time Pro Bowl player has heard quite a few rumors about his not being in shape, not showing up for two mandatory training camps (next week and the last week of July)
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