Found February 14, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Baltimore Ravens will open up contract negotiations with quarterback Joe Flacco at the NFL scouting combine next week.  Both sides will look to get a long-term deal locked up.

Flacco will clearly not get elite quarterback money, since he’s still not at that level.  He’s a very good quarterback, but it’s obvious that he can’t carry the Ravens the way Tom Brady and Drew Brees have carried their teams respectively over the years.

There’s always the chance that Flacco ends up developing into a premiere quarterback, but right now he’s not at that level.


Report: Ravens, QB Flacco to begin contract extension talks

The Baltimore Ravens would like to start working on a long-term deal with quarterback Joe Flacco next week, according to the NFL Network.The Ravens will have a chance to meet with Flacco's representation at the scouting combine next week in Indianapolis.Flacco can become an unrestricted free agent next year and is in line to make $8.8 million including bonuses for 2012.The 27...

Ravens set to open contract discussions with Flacco

Quarterback Joe Flacco will be heading in to the final season of his rookie contract when the 2012 season gets underway. That is, if the Ravens allow that to happen. Apparently, Baltimore won’t let that happen though. According to this tweet from the NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora, the Ravens will meet with Flacco’s agent, Joe Linta, at next week’s combine. This comes as no...

Video: PFT Live: Will Ravens pay Flacco as top-5 QB?

PFT Live: Joe Flacco's agent reportedly wants Flacco to be paid like a top-5 NFL quarterback, but the Ravens may not view him as one. (NBC Sports)

Ravens, Flacco's agent to chat at scouting combine

Joe Linta, the agent for Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, confirmed on Wednesday that he and Ravens vice president of football administration Pat Moriarty, the team’s salary cap specialist, will begin discussions about a contract extension for the 27-year-old quarterback at next week’s NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Ravens talk contract with Flacco, Caldwell stresses Joe is no Peyton

The Ravens want to work out a long-term deal with quarterback Joe Flacco, but their new quarterbacks coach wants to make it clear that he can’t turn water into wine and he can’t turn Flacco into Peyton Manning. Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that the Ravens and Flacco’s agent are planning to get…

Ravens Update

OWINGS MILLS -- Preliminary contract talks between the Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco are expected to launch next week at the NFL scouting combine, according to his agent, Joe Linta.

La Canfora Stands By Report That Hines Ward Will Not Be Back With Steelers reporter Jason La Canfora joined 93.7 The Fan Tuesday morning to answer questions about his Friday evening report that stated Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward would not be back with the team in 2012. When he was asked if he still was convinced that Ward would not be back after GM Kevin Colbert announced on Tuesday that no decision on Ward has been made, La Canfora...

No progress between Ravens, Ray Rice

Lost in the talk about the commencement of talks on a new contract for quarterback Joe Flacco is the fact that, while Flacco remains under contract for one more year, running back Ray Rice has an expired contract now. A league source tells PFT that the Ravens and Rice have made no progress, which seems…

Lions must restructure Calvin Johnson’s contract

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Detroit Lions have to work out an extension for wide receiver Calvin Johnson because his cap number for the 2012 season will be over $21 million, since he hit all of the escalators in his contract during the 2011 season. If the Lions can’t restructure Johnson’s deal, it will make it very difficult for them to get an extension...

Colts have a big problem with Dwight Freeney

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, not only do the Indianapolis Colts have a tough decision to make with the future of quarterback Peyton Manning, but defensive end Dwight Freeney will be an even bigger problem for owner Jim Irsay. Freeney’s salary will count for $19 million against the salary cap in 2012 and there’s no way the Colts can restrcuture his contract...

Lofa Tatupu visited the Saints

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu visited the New Orleans Saints on Monday. Tatupu has been a free agent since he was released by the Seahawks before the beginning of this past season. Tatupu has been dealing with knee problems and took the year off in order to get healthy.  It likes he good to go and looking to sign...

Titans check out Lofa Tatupu

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, free agent linebacker Lofa Tatupu visited the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday. On Monday Tatupu went down to New Orleans to visit the Saints. Tatupu is looking to catch on with a team in 2012 to prove that he’s once again healthy after sitting out the entire 2011 season because of knee problems.

Report: Routt visiting Bengals on Friday

NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora has reported that cornerback Stanford Routt, who was released by Oakland last year, has added the Bengals to the list of teams he is going to visit. Routt has already visited the Bills, is in Kansas City today to meet with the Chiefs and will be in Cincinnati on Friday. Tennessee is also believed to have an interest. There is no doubt there is an immediate...
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