Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Ravens, David Reed and Jerry McGuire

The Ravens have agreed to a three-year contract with fifth-round wide receiver and kick returner David Reed. The deal includes a signing bonus of about $134,000 and the standard base salaries of $320,000 in 2010, $405,000 in 2011 and $490,000 in 2012.

Some may see the signing as a threat to underachieving WR's Mark Clayton and Demetrius Williams but the reality of the signing is that it's merely a formality. The deal on the surface might look like a $1.34 million deal but the Ravens are only on the hook for the signing bonus should Reed fail to make the team.

Our own Aaron Wilson is reporting that Tavares Gooden has switched representation from Drew Rosenhaus to Tony Fleming from Impact Sports out of Boca Raton, FL. Fleming was Gooden's original agent out of the University of Miami.

The inside skinny on Rosenhaus is that he is a volume agent. In other words he takes on many clients and encourages them to settle quickly. Rosenhaus has been fingered by some for prioritizing his own aspirations over those of his clients.

I guess he never read the Jerry McGuire mission statement.


Jerry B said...

Gooden has been a disappointment up to now. Switching agents isn't likely to help his performance!