Originally posted on Seahawks Blog  |  Last updated 2/2/12
Ray Rice isn't going anywhere.That was the message from Baltimore's brain trust this week. It became clear that the Ravens' running back will be back with the team with either a long-term deal or the franchise tag.Ravens say Ray Rice will be backBy Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore SunThe party line in Chicago sounds similar with regard to running back Matt Forte. He led the Bears in both rushing yards and receptions in 2011, and the running game certainly isn't going to become less important after Mike Martz's departure as offensive coordinator.Matt Forte decision looms for BearsESPNChicago.comAnd that brings us to Marshawn Lynch, who is younger than Forte, 9 months older than Rice and can make the argument that he might be even more important to his team given the emphasis Seattle coach Pete Carroll has placed on building a physical ground game.In the past five years, there have been a grand total of two running backs who received the franchise tag from their respective teams: Darren Sp...
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