Ravens sign Terry, still in talks with three picks

Baltimore Ravens coach Brian Billick's prediction about 11th hour timing for signing draft picks is looking pretty accurate. With players scheduled to report to Westminster today for training camp, the Ravens still have three remaining unsigned draft picks after finalizing terms Saturday on a five-year contract with offensive tackle Adam Terry. "Adam Terry's deal is all done," said Ken Landphere, Terry's representative.

First-round draft pick Mark Clayton remained in Baltimore, poised to report to the team hotel once his agent completes negotiations with the Ravens.
As the 22nd overall draft pick, the former Oklahoma wide receiver is likely to receive a contract slightly richer than the five-year, $7.8 million deal that No. 23 pick Fabian Washington signed that includes $5.3 million in bonuses.
"I'm just waiting until they tell me something," Clayton said Saturday night. "I'll be ready whenever it's done. I'm sure I'll be there sometime Sunday."
Clayton's agent, Ben Dogra, declined to elaborate on what has stalled negotiations.
"In a nutshell, we're still negotiating," Dogra said. "We're going to continue to try to make progress."
Terry's agent didn't detail the terms, other than saying it was a raise equivalent to what last year's No. 64 overall pick received.
The deal likely has a total worth slightly more than $3.075 million with a bonus just above $1.15 million and base salaries of $230,000 in 2005, $305,000 in 2006, $385,000 in 2006, $460,000 in 2007 and $545,000 in 2008.
Meanwhile, the agent for linebacker Dan Cody, the Ravens' other second-round pick, said there were no significant developments in talks.
"These things can change with one phone call," said Drew Rosenhaus, Cody's agent.
The agent for fourth-round pick Jason Brown, a center from North Carolina, said he has agreed on the basic structure of a three-year deal with the exact dollar figure for the signing bonus still being haggled over.
"I certainly wouldn't predict a holdout," Harold Lewis said. "It's not going to happen tonight, but I'm sure we'll figure out the final numbers Sunday and get Jason into camp."
Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times.

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