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Second Round Draft Pick LB Arthur Brown Signs Four Year Deal with Baltimore Ravens

May 25th, 2013 at 9:42 AM
By Josh Michael

Arthur Brown, who was drafted in the second round of this year's NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens has been in the news twice this week, first because of the news of his sports hernia surgery, and now because he and the Ravens came to terms on a four year deal on Thursday.

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With Brown signing his rookie contract, the Ravens are left with just two more draft picks to ink in first rounder S Matt Elam, and third rounder DT Brandon Williams.

As mentioned earlier, Brown had sports hernia surgery, which he underwent a couple weeks ago after the mandatory rookie mini-camp, and with a 4-6 week time table to recover, Brown will no be on the practice field for at least a couple more weeks.

Nevertheless it is good to get the contract out of the way, as it will be one less thing to worry about. Brown's deal is worth $3.554 million, which includes a slotted $964,896 signing bonus.

His base salaries over the course of the four year deal are $405,000, $566,556, $728,111 and $889,668. Perhaps the most important aspect of the contract is how the salary cap figures are set up for the deal, and they are as follows: $646,224 in 2013, $807,780 in 2014, $969,336 in 2015 and $1.13 million in 2016.

After being named the 2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Brown will now be playing the same position as a legend, and although no one is saying that Brown is going to replace Ray Lewis, because no one could, there are several people around the NFL that believe Brown is going to be a good player for a long time.


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