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Ravens agree to deal with DE Pryce

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens reached an
agreement in principle with four-time Pro Bowl defensive end
Trevor Pryce on Saturday, team officials and Pryce's agent said.

Pryce, a starter for the Denver Broncos for the past nine
seasons, agreed to a five-year contract worth $25 million that
includes $10 million in guaranteed money.

Pryce's arrival happened hours after Baltimore lost defensive
tackle Maake Kemoeatu, defensive end Anthony Weaver and running back
Chester Taylor on the opening day of free agency.

The deal will be finalized early this week, officials said.

Pryce has 64 career sacks in nine seasons.

The former first-round draft pick from Clemson has been hampered
for the past few years by a nagging back injury. Pryce repeatedly
has insisted that his back is fine, but his production has been
declining since posting a combined total of 25 sacks in 1999 and
2000.

After being limited to two games in 2004 because of the back
injury, Pryce had 31 tackles and four sacks last season and was
credited with one tackle in two playoff games.