For the second time in three years, the Baltimore Ravens are facing NFL discipline for violating offseason workout rules under the league’s collective bargaining agreement.
We have tried very hard to eliminate contact in pass coverage during OTAs, even so far as to pull players out of practice who struggle with these adjustments. I am confident we have done everything within our power and ability to practice within the rules, and we will continue to focus on preparing, teaching and practicing the right way.
General manager Ozzie Newsome released his own statement on the matter, insisting the organization is vigilant about practicing within the parameters set by the CBA.
I attend every practice and then watch the practices again on video, Newsome explained. I see how the coaching staff teaches, corrects and addresses issues immediately on the field. In meetings, I have watched John’s presentation to his players and assistants regarding how to properly practice and the pace of these sessions. We have players competing, including rookies and those fighting to make our team. Sometimes breaking old practice habits of these players, especially rookies, takes more repetitions. We’ll continue to be vigilant about this.
The negotiations have occurred without any information to the Spanish FA and we were informed just five minutes before the press release. There’s a way to act that needs to be fulfilled.
9 million this season in the fifth year of his rookie contract.
The team agrees he deserves a raise after turning in four dominant seasons as the cornerstone of the Rams’ defense, yet the Rams and Donald’s representatives still haven’t made a deal after many months of talking.
The 27-year-old Donald doesn’t have extensive leverage in the negotiation because the Rams theoretically could keep him for another three seasons through 2021 under a franchise tag.
Neither side has disclosed their contract proposals, but Donald is widely thought to be seeking a contract big enough to make him one of the top-paid players at any position, with a salary comparable to the wages of the NFL’s better quarterbacks.