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Where Do the Ravens and Lewis Stand on a New Deal?


There has been talk for sometime about a new deal for Ravens all-world LB Ray Lewis, as he’s entering the final year of his deal.  Lewis said earlier this offseason that he does not want the talk of a deal to get in the way of the season, but the bottom line is he wants to get paid, just like any other player of his stature.

Sporting News is now reporting that while no deal is imminent, the Ravens Lewis are getting closer to agreeing to a new contract that will allow him to play two more seasons, and finish his career in Baltimore if he wants. The story is that the Ravens think that Lewis can be a big-time LB for two more seasons even though he has showed signs of slowing down, and has not played at that high level for the past few seasons, also dealing with some injuries.

The biggest question with Lewis will be how much is he worth, and will the Ravens pay it.  Lewis is by far the team leader when it comes to relating to the team, including the younger players, and with Jonathan Ogden walking away from the game this season, the team does not want Lewis to do the same, leaving to go wrap up his career someone else.  Look for the sides to quickly get a deal down and for it to be announced early in training camp, keeping Lewis a bird for the rest of his career.

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