BALTIMORE (AP) -The Baltimore Ravens agreed in principle Thursday to a one-year extension with quarterback Kyle Boller, who started 34 games during his first three seasons before settling into a backup role last year.
Boller's contract was to expire after this season. The extension will keep him in Baltimore through 2008 and end speculation that the Ravens were about to sign Byron Leftwich, who was released by Jacksonville this week.
``This is good news for us,'' Ravens coach Brian Billick said. ``We have said all along how important Kyle is to this team, and this secures him for at least another season.''
Boller has played in 41 games, including five as a backup to Steve McNair last year - a role he will resume his season. Boller was originally selected by the Ravens in the first round (19th overall) of the 2003 NFL draft.
He has completed 578 of 1,036 career passes for 6,103 yards and 36 touchdowns and is 18-16 as a starter.
``I am ecstatic,'' Boller said. ``Baltimore is the place I really want to be. The Ravens have the best organization in the NFL, and I feel very fortunate that I'm going to continue to be a part of it. ... I'm thankful for the confidence they've shown in me, and hopefully, I can play here for a long time.''

Recent NFL Discussions

Advertisement
Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Redskins 2016 Win Total Pick   After being the surprise winner of the NFC East in 2015, can the Washington Redskins find a way to have another big season in...
Thumbnail Bills Season Win Total Prediction Rex Ryan blew into Orchard Park last January with his patented bravado dialed up to 11, but all the swagger in the world couldn’t mask another disappointing...
Thumbnail Chicago Bears Win Total Picks The Chicago Bears find themselves in a competitive NFC North Division. Can they navigate the waters in 2016 to have a winning...
Thumbnail Rams Season Win Total Prediction Amid all the hullaballoo surrounding their move (back) to Los Angeles, the Rams actually lost some fairly significant pieces on the personnel side. Will a new man...
Thumbnail Dolphins Season Win Total Prediction With a new head coach and several fresh faces, will the Miami Dolphins win over or under 7 games in 2016?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages