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Ryan Jensen becomes first Ravens free agent to bolt, Buccaneers make him NFL's highest-paid center

Ryan Jensen becomes first Ravens free agent to bolt, Buccaneers make him NFL's highest-paid center

Ryan Jensen was released by the Ravens once and he seemingly spent a good chunk of his time with the team on the proverbial roster bubble. Even heading into 2017 training camp, there was an outside perception that Jensen was behind John Urschel at center on the Ravens’ depth chart.

Urschel surprisingly retired on the eve of the first training camp practice and Jensen wound up starting all 16 games for the Ravens while becoming a fan favorite for his aggressive, play-through-the-whistle style. Jensen parlayed his breakout season into a lucrative free-agent contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who made the former Raven the highest-paid center in the NFL.

Jensen’s agent,...

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