Posted March 02, 2012 on profootball.scout.com
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens made it official today, designating Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice as their franchise player. The Ravens also cut cornerback Chris Carr and wide receiver Lee Evans and placed running back Ricky Williams on the reserve-retired list.
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