Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Ravens make Earl Thomas an exception to NFL's age discrimination rule

Former Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas intercepts a pass against the Dallas Cowboys Earl Thomas intercepts a pass against the Dallas Cowboys
Cassandra Castillo | 15 March, 2019, 18:38

Thomas, the former Pro Bowl safety for the Seattle Seahawks, reportedly inked a four-year, $55 million with $32 million fully guaranteed, according to reports.

Despite playing in only four games in 2018 after suffering a season-ending knee injury, Thomas is the only safety in the last decade to record 100 or more tackles, five or more interceptions and two or more forced fumbles in a single season.

Reaction on twitter was swift after the Thomas signing was announced.

Ingram seemed like the more realistic option and they got the 29-year-old running back at a cheaper deal. Shortly after being released, Weddle signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Rams.

When the Baltimore Ravens take the field in 2019, they will look quite different from the team that won the AFC North last season.

The move Dallas Cowboys fans have been waiting for finally happened, the team re-signed fullback Jamize Olawale.

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It was rumored that Thomas could sign with the Cowboys, but the Ravens are a great fit as well, and both he and Nina were excited about it.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news Wednesday afternoon.

Even though the Baltimore Ravens lost multiple starters on the defense the last two days before the official start of free agency (Eric Weddle, Za'Darius Smith, C.J. Mosley, Terrell Suggs), they made a much-needed splash signing at a couple positions of need, starting with the signing of former Seattle Seahawk Earl Thomas.

Thomas was a first-team All-Pro pick three times.

Mark Ingram has found a new home. After Lamar Jackson took over from Joe Flacco as the Ravens' starting quarterback in 2018, Baltimore passed on only about 38 percent of its offensive snaps while Jackson set an National Football League single-season record for rushing attempts by a quarterback, even though he started just seven games. I would have included $125,000 per game started, which could add $2 million per season and an incentive that combined a Pro Bowl selection with the team making the playoffs for another $2 million.

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