Falcons Ink QB Ryan To Monster Deal

Matt Ryan has signed a six-year, $72-million
contract with the Atlanta Falcons.
Ryan, the No. 3 overall pick in last month's NFL draft, is
guaranteed $34.75 million in the deal signed Tuesday. Falcons
spokesman Reggie Roberts confirms the signing and says the team has
scheduled a news conference for Tuesday night.
Ryan's guaranteed money is $4.75 million more than received by
Jake Long, the No. 1 overall pick who also is represented by agent
Tom Condon.
Ryan worked behind quarterbacks Chris Redman and Joey Harrington
at his first minicamp with the team this month, but it wouldn't be
a surprise if the former Boston College star earns the starting job
in 2008.


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