The Facts: The Ravens are set to announce a new deal with Boyle at a press conference on Thursday and details of his new deal have leaked out ahead of that event.
Diehards Line:According to multiple reports, Boyle signed a three-year, $18 million deal to remain in Baltimore. The signing comes a couple of days after the Ravens visited with former Patriots tight end Dwayne Allen, who was seen as a blocking-first option to take over the kind of work that Boyle handled for the Ravens. The $6 million average annual salary currently ranks 15th among NFL tight ends and Boyle’s blocking ability would have made him a fit for several clubs. With the Boyle deal done, the Ravens may now turn their attention to other impending free agents. Linebackers C.J. Mosley, Terrell Suggs and Zadarius Smith top that list.