BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Outbound midfielder Za’Darius Smith will stay at NFC North, agree with three-year $42 million contract with Minnesota Vikings after the reunion with the Baltimore Raven was said to have failed last week.
Smith, 29, has incentives to earn up to $47 million over the life of the contract.
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Report rise on March 16 that the Ravens and Smith had agreed to a four-year, $35 million deal, plus incentives that could add another $15 million, before people dive into competition, according to The AthleticJeff Zrebiec’s, “changed mind.”
Incentives add about $5.25 million per year before counting on performance incentives and add about $3 million annually with them.
Smith spent the last three seasons with the Packers and was elected to the Pro Bowl in 2019 and 2020 after compiling 13 sacks 1/2 and 12 1/2, respectively.
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He is limited to one match in 2021 after suffered a back injury in week 1 and had surgery in Octoberand Green Bay released him in March.
Minnesota assistant head coach Mike Pettine was Smith’s defensive coordinator with the Packers in 2019 and 2020.
Baltimore drafts Smith in round 4 of the 2015 NFL Draft in Kentucky. During his four seasons with the Ravens, Smith made 119 aggregate tackles, 112 midfield hits and 18 1/2 pitches.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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