Ryan Gets Extended by Falcons 07/26/13
July 26, 2013
UNDATED - Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension. A person familiar with the situation says Ryan's extension is for $103.75 million, with $59 million guaranteed. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the terms of the deal had not been announced.
The 28-year old Ryan is entering the sixth and final season of his original rookie contract and will earn a $10 million salary.
In other NFL news:
- The Green Bay Packers have signed their top draft pick, defensive end Datone Jones out of UCLA. He was the 26th overall pick.
- The Minnesota Vikings have signed all three of their first-round draft picks, Florida defensive tackle Sharrif (shuh-REEF') Floyd, Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes and Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle (KOHR'-dehr-ihl) Patterson.
- Denver's top draft pick, Sylvester Williams, signed a four-year, $7.6 million deal, completing an unlikely path from 19-year-old factory worker to NFL riches at 24. Williams' deal includes a $3.9 million signing bonus and another $2.2 million in guarantees.
- The Oakland Raiders have signed first-round pick cornerback D.J. Hayden. The move assures that the entire 10-player draft class will be on hand when practice begins Friday.
- The Indianapolis Colts have cut tight end Weslye Saunders, one week after he was suspended by the NFL for eight games for violating the performance enhancing drugs policy.
- The Dallas Cowboys say their billion-dollar complex will be renamed AT&T Stadium as part of a multi-year deal with the telecommunications giant. In making the announcement, team owner Jerry Jones said he wants "this building to be more familiar than the White House."