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Almost doesn’t count for the Baltimore Ravens as they came only a few plays away from the Super Bowl. If the Ravens plan on making 2011 count for something the organization, players and fans must place their faith in Joe Flacco and continue to build towards their goal. The Ravens have always remained a dominant defensive force to be reckoned with and they have done it with key players such as; Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Terrell Suggs and Haloti Ngata. Players and coaches have come and gone but the Ravens continue to put a top ranked defense on the field year in and year out. The Ravens have done a great job building depth to support their star players through the draft and 2012 should be no different. The Penalty Flag’s Mike Presley believes the Ravens will go offense with their first round pick; Round 1, Pick 29: Mohamed Sanu WR Rutgers: This may shock some people but Sanu isn’t mocked to the Ravens due to Lee Evans dropping the touchdown pass in the AFC Title game. This has more to do with giving Joe Flacco another weapon along side Torrey Smith in the long haul. Anquan Boldin is 32 [...]
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The franchise tag has been a dreaded tactic players love to avoid. However, in the NF,L the tag helps teams keep key free agents in an era of free agency. Ray Rice would love to test the market and see what he could get as a viable market option. That is not going happen as the Ravens aren’t that dumb.
Rice is in negotiations with Baltimore, hoping to come to a long term agreement...
The Baltimore Ravens plan to announce that will be using their franchise tag on running back Ray Rice, according to Pro Football Talk, which reported Wednesday night that the tag was looming for Rice. It was a forgone conclusion that the Ravens would use the tag on Rice. Even his agent, Todd France, said earlier [...]
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The Ravens are expected to place the franchise tag on star running back Ray Rice, meaning he will earn approximately $7.7 million for the 2012 season.
Ray Rice has been designated the franchise player of the Baltimore Ravens, who hope to buy some time while negotiating a long-term contract deal for the standout running back.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome says, ''Our goal is to keep Ray Rice a Raven.''
Rice was selected to the Pro Bowl for the second time after a 2011 season in which he amassed an NFL-best...
Confirming what his agent, Todd France, said earlier in the week, Ray Rice will soon become Baltimore’s franchise player.
According to the Carroll County Times, the Ravens are expected to place the franchise tag on Rice Friday, three days before the March 5 deadline to use the designation.
Upon placing the tag on Rice, the team will have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal...
OWINGS MILLS -- The Baltimore Ravens are expected to designate Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice as their franchise player on Friday.
The NFL deadline to use the tag is March 5.
Rice has been expecting to receive a $7.7 million franchise tag, and now Scout has learned it's about to happen.
As expected, the Baltimore Ravens have placed the franchise tag on running back Ray Rice.
Keeping Rice was clearly a top priority for Baltimore, and the young stud averages 1,961 yards from scrimmage over the last three seasons. And the AFC North juggernaut remains hopeful of reaching a long-term deal with Rice.
Long-term extension remains goal and both sides will have until July 15 to achieve itThe Ravens are poised to apply the franchise tag to Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice, who would otherwise be set to hit the open market with the other unrestricted free agents on March 13. The Ravens have until Monday to apply the tag though Pro Football Talk reported that they are poised to do it tomorrow.
Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice and Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis were among players to be tagged Friday.
Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes also received the franchise tag.
On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was hit with the franchise tag, which guarantees a player to be paid among the top five at his position or at a...
As expected, the Ravens placed the franchise tag on running back Ray Rice, according to the team’s Web site.
This doesn’t come as a surprise as it was expected the Ravens were going to tag Rice. The franchise tag will pay him in the neighborhood of $7.7 million.
In the past, the franchise tag has been a prerequisite for the Ravens signing someone to a long-term deal. Cornerback...
Just like the Steelers, the Ravens are shaking things up this off-season. Although not at running back. The Ravens franchised their star running back Ray Rice. As has come up with talks of franchising Peyton Hillis, the tag looks like it could cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $7.7 million to tag a running back. Of course, the Ravens have really just used the tag to buy time...
Baltimore Ravens executive vice president and general manager Ozzie Newsome announced on Friday the team designated running back Ray Rice as the franchise player, and terminated the contracts of cornerback Chris Carr and wide receiver Lee Evans in the process.
The Ravens’ prized star back will be guaranteed a one-year contract equivalent to the average amount of the top five paid...
Executing a transaction intended to create more time to eventually lock up Ray Rice to a long-term deal, the Baltimore Ravens designated the Pro Bowl running back as their franchise player Friday