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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ryan Kalil: Contract Status

I was looking up some other info and came across something I wanted to post re: Kalil's status. It looks like Kalil will return

Here are terms on the last few high-priced deals at center:

Jeff Faine, 2008: 6 years, $37.5 million, $15 million guaranteed

Jason Brown, 2009: 5 years, $37.5 million, $20 million guaranteed

Nick Mangold, 2010: 7 years, $55 million, $22 million guaranteed

It looks like there's been a new "highest paid center" each of the last three years. Will Kalil be it this year?

Kalil, along with Travelle Wharton, seem to make the most sense of what we have to fit into the zone blocking scheme that comes with our offense.

In a situation where Kalil returns, there's not a lot of room for line improvement. The unit struggled last year, partly because Jeff Otah missed the entire year with what had been expected to be minor surgery. The pair, with Wharton and Jordan Gross, would give only RG a spot to grow on the OL.
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