Breaking news: Top star reject big money deal with Texans to sign with Ravens

The Ravens have signed DT Justin Madubuike to a four-year, $98 million extension after rejecting a big offer from the Houston Texans.

No need for franchise tag on Justin Madubuike.
Rising defensive star Madu Buike and the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $98 million, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday.
The contract includes $75.
5 million guaranteed, including $53.
5 million at signing, according to Rapoport.
The team then announced an extension.
Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said in a statement released by the team, “We are pleased to announce a four-year contract extension with Justin Madubuike.
” “Justin is one of the best defensive tackles in the entire NFL and is a cornerstone of our defense.
“I’m happy for Justin and his family, and equally happy for our fans.
“This is a new league.

What a great way to start the year!
” The Ravens placed the franchise tag on Madu Buike on Tuesday, but that’s just a placeholder since Baltimore locked up the first Pro Bowler long-term.
According to Over the Cap, the center back will be at the top of the list for a total of $98 million.
With an average annual value of $24.
5 million, Madubuike ranks second among interior D-linemen, ahead of the New York Jets’ Quinnen Williams and behind Los Angeles Rams rusher Aaron Donald ($31.
66 million per season).
It was done.
If Madubuike is unable to negotiate a new contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, Chris Jones could end up breaking another defensive lineman’s back as he heads to free agency.
After being selected by the Ravens in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft and performing consistently for the Ravens for three seasons, Madubuike made his big break in 2023.
The 26-year-old led all defensive tackles with 13 sacks, tying the league’s single-season record with 11 consecutive games with at least half a sack.
He also had a career-high 56 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 33 quarterback hits and two forced fumbles.
During his first trip to the Pro Bowl game in Orlando, Fla.
, in February, Madubuike told that while Baltimore is “home,” “a business is a business, and this team is self-sufficient.

” I’ll do something about it,” he said.
This side definitely took care of itself on Friday as Madubuike and Baltimore mostly took care of business.


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