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Baltimore Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta told Mike Florio on Pro Football Talk that they don’t plan on letting quarterback Joe Flacco leave the city of Baltimore.
“We have no intentions of letting Joe Flacco leave Baltimore,” DeCosta said.
Still, DeCosta didn’t put the chances of Flacco leaving at zero percent. “Probably negligible,” DeCosta said.
So does that mean the Ravens will use the exclusive level of the franchise tag, if push comes to shove?
“We don’t know that,” DeCosta said. “We’re not sure. We’ve had a lot of meetings, about three or four different scenarios, and I know that his agent, Joe Linta, and our cap guy, Pat Moriarity, will have some discussions in the next few days, over the next week, and hopefully we can get some things ironed out and at that point we can kind of move forward with what are plans are going to be if we can’t get a deal done.”
No matter how nonchalant the Ravens may be acting about getting an extension done for Flacco, they
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco’s agent Joe Linta will meet today to kick off their contract negotiations. The hope is to get a deal done by March 4th, which the is the deadline for teams to use their franchise tag.
Joe Flacco’s agent Joe Linta and Ravens are scheduled to meet today regarding a new contract. Both sides want this deal...
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What is the difference between the NFL and fantasy football? You can win a Super Bowl with Joe Flacco. You can’t win your fantasy league with him though. Now that you understand the difference, here is a tidbit of info on him. Flacco has never...
It’s been mentioned that the Baltimore Ravens may have to release wide receiver Anquan Boldin this offseason to free up more money. One resolution might be to restructure Boldin’s contract, but it doesn’t sound like anything is happening just yet.
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Super Bowl MVP Joe Flaccos representative and the Baltimore Ravens met for contract talks for the first time since August, according to a Baltimore Sun report citing team and league sources.
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Anquan Boldin has been mentioned as a potential salary-cap casualty for the Ravens because of his $7.531 million 2013 salary-cap figure, the final year of his $28 million contract signed March 8, 2010 that included $8 million in guaranteed money.
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