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Rick Wagner | Tackle | #71

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 310
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (168) / BAL
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Lions agreed to terms with RT Rick Wagner to a five-year, $47.5 million contract.
The Bears are apparently outbidding everyone by a mile for Mike Glennon, but they couldn't beat the Lions' offer to Wagner, who will replace Riley Reiff at right tackle in Detroit. 27-year-old Wagner was one of the NFL's premier pass-blocking right tackles last season and holds his own in the running game. Largely durable, Wagner has started at least 14 games in three straight seasons. The deal makes him the NFL's second-highest paid right tackle behind Lane Johnson, who is being paid as a future left tackle in Philadelphia. Mar 8 - 1:11 PM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent RT Rick Wagner is expected to sign with the Lions.

The deal should become official on Thursday, "assuming no snags in final negotiations." Wagner was also being pursued by the Bears and Bills. It's a big get for the Lions, who needed a right tackle to replace free agent Riley Reiff. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the deal is expected to net Wagner over $9 million annually.
Mar 8 - 12:51 PM

Alex Marvez of The Sporting News reports the Lions have become a "strong contender" for free agent RT Rick Wagner.

The Lions have a need at right tackle with Riley Reiff likely to leave in free agency. They've also been linked to former Panthers RT Mike Remmers. Wagner is considered the top tackle available in this year's free agent class and is already drawing considerable interest around the league. The Bears and Bills have both been mentioned as potential suitors.
Mar 8 - 12:37 PM

According to Michael Lombardi of The Ringer, the Bears and Bills are "all over" free agent RT Rick Wagner.

The Bears have been in on Wagner from the start but this is the first time we've seen the Bills linked to him. Wagner won't come cheap, but he'd be a massive upgrade for Buffalo at right tackle. Jordan Mills was one of the worst tackles in football last season, earning PFF's No. 68 grade out of 76 qualifiers. Wagner is expected to command $8 million annually.
Mar 8 - 10:44 AM

Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports the Bears are interested in free agent RT Rick Wagner.

The interior of the Bears' offensive line is one of the best in the league, but they have issues at both tackle spots. Wagner would solve one of them. Wagner is expected to become the NFL's second-highest-paid right tackle this week.
Mar 7 - 12:54 PM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo believes free agent Rick Wagner will "blow the lid off the right tackle market."

Wagner reportedly turned down a Mitchell Schwartz-level deal from the Ravens, and several reports have speculated he will become the second-highest paid right tackle behind only left-tackle-in-waiting Lane Johnson. Garafolo expects Wagner to top $8 million per year and mentioned the Vikings as a possibility.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 7 - 10:52 AM

The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec believes the "ship has sailed" on the Ravens re-signing free agent RT Rick Wagner.

The Ravens probably offered Wagner a Mitchell Schwartz-level deal, but he's going to push to become the NFL's highest paid right tackle, if not command low-end left tackle money. Zrebiec also believes free agent NT Brandon Williams will walk. The Ravens have a potential in-house replacement for Williams in second-year NT Michael Pierce, but there is a huge hole at Wagner's position.
Mar 5 - 5:58 PM

Coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens are working hard to re-sign free agent RT Rick Wagner.

"We're very competitive with what we're offering," Harbaugh said. They better be because Wagner is expected to become one of the two highest-paid right tackles in the league when he lands his new contract. Wagner seems to be a bigger in-house priority for the Ravens than free agent NT Brandon Williams.
Mar 1 - 10:06 AM

Spotrac projects impending free agent Rick Wagner to become the second-highest paid right tackle in the league.

Lane Johnson currently tops the list at $11.25 million per year, but he is being paid like a future left tackle. Bryan Bulaga is the highest paid true right tackle at $6.75 million and is closely followed by Mitchell Schwartz, who signed a five-year, $33-million deal including $20.7 million guaranteed with the Chiefs last offseason. Schwartz's deal should be the starting point for Wagner's negotiations.
Source: ESPN
Feb 23 - 10:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Ravens made an initial contract offer to free agent RT Rick Wagner, but were "rebuffed."

La Canfora calls Wagner a free agent the Ravens "want to keep" -- along with NT Brandon Williams -- but Wagner's reps were obviously underwhelmed by the team's initial offer. Beat writers expect Wagner to test the open market.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 13 - 5:02 PM

The Ravens are expected to prioritize re-signing NT Brandon Williams over fellow free agent RT Rick Wagner.

Per the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec, "there seems to be a confidence level among team officials" that they'll find a "serviceable and cheaper replacement" for Wagner. Wagner, 27, enjoyed a bounce-back 2016 campaign following a rough 2015, particularly excelling in pass protection. Wagner figures to command a contract in the same range as Chiefs RT Mitchell Schwartz, who landed a five-year, $33 million deal last offseason.
Feb 12 - 11:35 PM

The Ravens aren't expected to re-sign impending free agent RT Rick Wagner.

Wagner just finished out his rookie contract. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 4 pass-blocking right tackle this season and has missed just two games in four seasons. Wagner was PFF's No. 1 overall right tackle in 2014. The Ravens wouldn't pay LG Kelechi Osemele last offseason and don't appear prepared to do so with Wagner. He'll likely command $6-7 million per year.
Jan 6 - 11:37 AM

RT Rick Wagner (concussion) is expected to miss the Ravens' regular season finale against the Bengals in Week 17.

He's likely headed to injured reserve. Wagner suffered a concussion in the second half of Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh. James Hurst took over for him at right tackle and should draw the start there in Week 17. Wagner played reasonably well this year, grading out as PFF's No. 21 tackle out of 75 qualifiers. He'll be a free agent this offseason.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 11:23:00 AM

Ravens RT Rick Wagner exited Week 16 against the Steelers with a concussion.

Wagner was ruled out in the fourth quarter after suffering a head injury earlier in the half. James Hurst replaced him at right tackle.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 07:17:00 PM

Ravens RT Rick Wagner (Lisfranc) is full-go for the start of training camp.

Wagner missed the Ravens' entire offseason program, but is ready to rock for camp. A 2013 fifth-rounder, Wagner came on as one of the league's better right tackles last season.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 02:17:00 PM

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