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Baltimore Ravens add veteran leadership with Earl Thomas, Mark Ingram

15 March 2019

A handful of fans on Twitter quickly recognized the connection to the United States' third president and got to work posting about it. Jefferson - Tony, that it - retweeted one user who photoshopped a picture of the two Ravens safeties onto a two-dollar bill, and plenty of others made cracks.

The Baltimore Ravens and safety Earl Thomas have agreed to a four-year, $55 million deal.

This number would have led the Ravens defense in interceptions a year ago as Brandon Carr, Jimmy Smith, and Marlon Humphrey leading the team in interceptions with only two in 2018 (Pro Football Reference). Rosenthal continued to posture that the Ravens may now have the deepest secondary in the league.

"This one is perplexing to me", he write.

"Over $30 million guaranteed, that's a deal that the Seahawks frankly were never going to do", Huard said. Both are under 6-foot, have run sub-4.5 40-yard dashes and will likely wear numbers in the 20's.

Ingram became the first Alabama player to win the Heisman Trophy in 2009, when he helped the Crimson Tide win the BCS national championship. Lesser-known Adrian Amos is set to receive $37 million over four years from the Packers.

Ingram was a part of the two head running back corps in New Orleans with Alvin Kamara but in 2016 and 2017, he had two back to back 1,000 rushing yard plus seasons (Pro Football Reference). He's added almost 1,600 yards receiving, as well.

- The Raiders added another playmaker by signing former Chargers wide receiver Tyrell Williams, who drew interest from the Steelers, Browns and Colts leading up to his agreement with Oakland.

Barring a major move, that could be how Seattle enters the 2019 season with Thomas finally, officially, out the door, having found a new home nearly as far away from Seattle as could be. He didn't cost anything more than Latavius Murray did in New Orleans and fits the rugged mold of running backs that have thrived in Baltimore. Ingram figures to share the workload with Gus Edwards and Lamar Jackson for an attack that is the early favorite to lead the league in carries again. Or perhaps they just continue with the plan they've had from the start of the off-season.

Baltimore Ravens add veteran leadership with Earl Thomas, Mark Ingram