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    Green-Ellis' Career in New England is Over, He's Headed to Cincinnati
    By: Ian Logue

    BenJarvus Green-Ellis was one of the more reliable runningbacks in the NFL over the past four seasons, and apparently the Bengals saw enough to wrestle him out of New England on Wednesday after the veteran agreed to a 3-year deal....

     
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    Three years, $9 million for Green-Ellis | ProFootballTalk

    The three-year deal recently signed by Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has a base value, according to a league source, of $9 million. Making it worth $3 million per year.

    And matching the annual average of the contracts signed last year by Panthers kicker Olindo Mare and Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell.

    It doesn’t make it a bad deal for GreenEllis. It’s arguably the best deal of any of the veteran running back contracts signed since free agency opened. He’ll get $4 million in the first year, he can make another $1.6 million via mostly reasonable triggers, and (unlike Michael Bush and his $3.5 million annual average) GreenEllis won’t be backing up Matt Forte.

    And so with Bush getting $3.5 million per year from the Bears and GreenEllis getting $3 million per year and Peyton Hillis getting $2.6 million on a one-year deal in Kansas City, and Mike Tolbert averaging $2.5 million over four with the Panthers, the guys who run with the football may have been better off if they’d learned to kick it.​
     
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