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According to Aaron Wilson of The Capital, the Baltimore Ravens and the representatives for quarterback Joe Flacco got off to a good start as they attempt to hammer out a contract extension.
“I think it was very productive,” agent Joe Linta told The Capital. “It’s very clear that Joe is an important part of the Ravens team. We’ll keep working away. I’m optimistic that we can work something out.”
Officials from the Ravens believe a deal will get done as Flacco approaches the final year of his current contract.
“Sometimes in negotiations, it can be done in two days or it can take 12 months,” general manager Ozzie Newsome said per The Capital. “I think there is a willingness with Joe Linta and Joe Flacco’s part, and Steve and the organization to try and get the deal done. We’re going to push toward that.”
Flacco has done a great job of leading the Ravens to the playoffs during his career so far, but by no means does he deserve the same kind of money as the other elite quarterbacks in the NFL, $15 million a season, seems a little steep to me.
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According to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice looks like he’ll receive the franchise tag for the 2012 season.
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Baltimore Ravens star RB Ray Rice braces for franchise tag
INDIANAPOLIS -- Following a lengthy meeting at the NFL scouting combine, representatives for quarterback Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to continue discussions.
In a perfect world, the Ravens would get a quick resolution in their effort to sign soon-to-be free agent Ben Grubbs before the Pro Bowl left guard hits the open market and undoubtedly receives some big offers.
Linta says Ravens made it clear that Flacco is their franchise quarterbackJoe Linta , the agent for Joe Flacco , was pleased with the first day of talks with team officials about a potential extension for the quarterback who is entering the final year of his rookie contract.
A full week into the window for using the franchise tag, no player has yet to be on the receiving end of a pair of multi-million-dollar handcuffs. Though Ravens running back Ray Rice may not be the first, it’s looking more and more inevitable that, eventually, it’ll happen. “We obviously know the tag is coming,”…
The Ravens have stated that adding another wide receiver to the mix is one of their top offseason priorities.