Talks concerning Matt Ryan’s contract extension have seemingly slowed down.
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff on Wednesday said that while the team’s negotiations with the quarterback’s agent are ongoing, there’s no timetable on finalizing a deal with the veteran.
There’s no time frame on it right now,” Dimitroff told reporters at Georgia’s pro day, via ESPN. I think the biggest thing for [Ryan’s representation], at one time, was probably waiting to see what was going on in the market. That’s kind of come and gone now, right? So we’ll continue to talk about how to get it finalized.”
Ryan, who turns 33 in May, is entering the final season of a five-year extension worth $103.75 million. He is set to earn $19.25 million in 2018 and count $21.65 million against the team’s salary cap.
Ryan, a four-time Pro Bowl player and the 2016 NFL MVP, threw for 4,095 yards and 20 touchdowns last season while adding 428 yards and two scores in the postseason before the Falcons were eliminated by the Super Bowl 52 champion Eagles.
You would have hoped the urgency would have been there with an opportunity to win the division, Bruins forward David Backes said. We had it in the third, but needed it right from the get go.
Boston will host the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round beginning Thursday night. The Leafs were 3-1 against the Bruins in the regular season.
Florida starter James Reimer left in the third with an injury, and Luongo came in and stopped eight shots over the last 8:07. The pair combined to make 41 saves.
Henrik Borgstrom, Frank Vatrano, Maxim Mamin and Evgenii Dadonov scored for Florida.
Backes and David Pastrnak had a goal each for Boston, with Pastrnak cutting it to 3-2 shortly before Reimer was hurt. Tuukka Rask made 22 saves.
We didn’t deserve to win and that’s the reality, Rask said. I think it’s mental, just not being sharp enough at the drop of the puck.
After beating the Bruins for the second time in three games, Florida is headed home despite an impressive 25-8-2 run to end the season, including winning their last five.
It’s disappointing. We were really hoping that we’d get a little help from some other teams and maybe get in, Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck said. I think there’s a lot of teams that didn’t want to play us if we did make it in.