Baltimore had a strong interest in Ted Washington, but he is closing in on a
two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns that's expected to average over $3
million per season.
With Kemoeatu signing a five-year, $23 million contract with $8 million in guaranteed money, the Ravens tried to prevent Washington from joining the AFC North rival Browns, but the former Oakland Raiders starter wasn't inclined to wait.
The 6-foot-5, 365-pound Washington continued to play hard for the Raiders even in the midst of a 4-12 season.
Meanwhile, the Ravens are expected to continue talking to Jackson and Adams and try to sign one to fill the hole in the middle of their defense.
The Ravens have extended a two-year contract offer to running back Jamal Lewis, who is mulling over his decision. The deal includes a signing bonus and incentive clauses, but the total worth remains unknown.
Weaver received a five-year contract worth $26.5 million with $12 million in guaranteed money.
The Ravens lost backup running back Chester Taylor to the Minnesota Vikings as he signed a four-year, $14.1 million contract that includes $5.6 million in guaranteed money. Taylor declined the Ravens' five-year, $17 million offer.
The Ravens aren't expected to immediately sign quarterback Kerry Collins, who
was cut by the Oakland Raiders. However, the interest is definitely mutual for a
potential reunion with offensive coordinator Jim Fassel.
In addition to being a long time contributor to RavensInsider, Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times in Westminster Maryland.
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