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Anderson signs with Ravens -- Bengals reduced offer seemed fair

Remember the scene in the great movie, Dazed and Confused, when the kegs empty out and the taps slowly trickle to a dribble? The morning dawn breaks through the forest and, perhaps, one of the greatest songs of all-time plays. An innocent strum from a simple acoustic guitar, turns to a melody of realism when Leonard Skynard's Tuesday's Gone plays.

As noted by several loyal readers, the Baltimore Ravens sign Willie Anderson to a three-year, $11 million deal. Yea, a three-year deal. Yea, worth $11 million bucks. And from what Geoff Hobson writes that the Bengals reduced offer was pretty fair. Based on incentives (aka, playing time), Anderson could have made the amount he was scheduled to anyway. Instead, the Ravens are giving Anderson another $400,000 than what he was schedule to with the Bengals.

Which leads to me to believe, that either the Bengals are severely under-estimating the fuel in Anderson's tank (hey, you wouldn't put it past the Bengals either), or the Ravens are banking on a high-risk that Anderson stays healthy.