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    Falcons sign Ryan to $72M contract

    By Peter King, SI.com

    In a stunning contract sure to have ramifications up and down the first round of the NFL draft, the Atlanta Falcons have signed QB Matt Ryan, the third pick in April's draft, to a six-year, $72 million contract with a hefty $34.75 million bonus.

    The Falcons obviously wanted to get Ryan in camp without a holdout. The franchise is eager to lift black cloud that has hung over the franchise since Michael Vick was jailed in a shocking dogfighting case and coach Bobby Petrino jilted the team with three games left in the season, leaving for Arkansas.

    Ryan is expected to compete for the starting job with Falcon roster holdovers Joey Harrington and Chris Redman. Obviously, it's only a matter of time before he wins the job as Atlanta's quarterback of the future.

    NFL teams had been trying to hold down rookie salaries this year, and Miami's signing of No. 1 pick Jake Long to a reported five-year, $57.75 million contract with $30 million guaranteed was a step in the right direction because it contained approximately the same guaranteed money as last year's top pick, JaMarcus Russell, received from the Oakland Raiders. But $34 million guaranteed for the third pick will surely draw the ire of other teams and general managers trying to hold the line.

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    THAT quarterback is NOT a Pro Bowl quarterback. Never was and never will be.

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    12 million a year...lucky stiff!

    ...And the extra 34.75 doesn't hurt either.


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    Gotta love rookie salaries. This just made Carl's job much harder.
    THAT quarterback is NOT a Pro Bowl quarterback. Never was and never will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guru View Post
    Gotta love rookie salaries. This just made Carl's job much harder.
    I don't even want to talk about Carl's job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Guru View Post
    Gotta love rookie salaries. This just made Carl's job much harder.
    Rookie salaries need to get under control. 34 mil for a 3rd pick!! when are the vets going to wake up on this? I know, I know but it's fun flogging a dead horse


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    Well, now that the owners opted out of the CBA, I am sure that this will be one of the things they aim to fix.
    THAT quarterback is NOT a Pro Bowl quarterback. Never was and never will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guru View Post
    Well, now that the owners opted out of the CBA, I am sure that this will be one of the things they aim to fix.
    Yeah, I'd imagine that some sort of rookie salary scale will be implemented.
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    I guess they got thier "Vick" money back

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbedgood View Post
    Yeah, I'd imagine that some sort of rookie salary scale will be implemented.
    Something is going to have to give. Pretty soon people will not be able to afford nose bleed tickets( from what I'm hearing it's already almost to that point)they'll price themselves out of a job if they do not do it("rookie salary scale")flog, flog, flog


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    The NFL needs a rookie salary cap and I think even the players agree on that.


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