by Ryan Wilson
On Tuesday, Ray Lewis made it official: he signed the multi-year deal that the Ravens offered two weeks after he proclaimed that he would never play in Baltimore again. Funny how having no leverage changes your perception.
The contract, initially thought to be a three-year, incentive-laden, deal potentially worth $22 million, turns out to be a seven-year, incentive-laden deal potentially worth ... $22 million. Via an NFLPA source, Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole writes: "The reason for doing it this way is to deal with the salary cap, assuming that there's a cap again. ... It's just a way of handling the proration on the signing bonus and the other money."