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New England Patriots
Editor's note: Jeff Howe will preview each position in free agency every day through Feb. 28. This edition highlights the running backs. The Patriots have been in a consistent transitional period at running back for several seasons, and it could continue in some fashion in 2012. In the last two years, the Patriots have parted with Laurence Maroney, Fred Taylor and Sammy Morris while acquiring Danny Woodhead, Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen. This offseason, the focus is on unrestricted free agents BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Kevin Faulk. Green-Ellis could still return if the dollars make sense, but it's no certainty. And...
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In one of the most anticipated off-seasons in a very long time due to a record number of free agents in 2012, and many of those being high profile players looking for big money contracts, the anticipation leading up to March 13 is becoming palpable with rumors swirling about players and teams showing their cards by who they decide, or don't decide, to franchise. One of the sought...
It’s a foregone conclusion that Ravens running back Ray Rice will be playing in Baltimore again next fall, but all signs seem to be pointing towards a protracted and elongated negotiation between the two sides, with the franchise tag likely to be used in the process.
According to Jeff Zrebiec and Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens are expected to place the tag on Rice...
Today is the first day that NFL teams have the ability to apply the franchise tag to players. Each team is only allowed one franchise tag, which locks up a select player in a one year contract.
One of the big name free agents-to-be is Ravens running back Ray Rice. Rice, coming off of his fourth year in the league, would be the hottest running back free agent should he not sign...
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is seeking a contract that would net him somewhere in the neighborhood of seven-years, $100 million, the same contract Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson signed for last year. Rice, 25, will most likely be slapped with the team’s franchise tag this month in order to keep him from [...]
Around Baltimore there has been so much focus on quarterback Joe Flacco’s contract, that we’ve not been putting time in to realize that running back Ray Rice is an unrestricted free agent starting March 13.
Clearly Rice is the most important player on the Ravens’ offense. Rice finished second in the NFL in rushing with 1,364 yards and led the NFL in total yards from scrimmage...
When we think of the NFL offseason, the draft is often the first thing that comes to mind. That shouldn't necessarily be the case. Draft picks often take two or even three years to make a significant impact while free agents can make or break a team in just one year. Don't believe me? Just take a look at the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles for proof. Here are seven free agents that...
Monday is the first day NFL teams can place franchise tag on 1 unrestricted free agentMonday is the first day NFL teams can place franchise tag on 1 unrestricted free agent
PFT: Running back Ray Rice will be an unrestricted free agent next month, and he's looking for a contract similar to Adrian Peterson's 7-year, $100 million deal.
According to Peter King of SI.com, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is looking to get paid like Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Last September Peterson signed a seven-year $100 million deal, which is way more then the Ravens are willing to pay Rice.
King mentioned that the Ravens really want to re-sign Rice, but not for that kind of money and they’ll likely slap the...
Negotiations may get complicated, but the Ravens will find a way to keep star running back and quarterbackIt's official now. The Ravens are on the clock to either sign running back Ray Rice to a contract extension or designate him the franchise player by March 5th. Otherwise, they'd have to allow him to become an unrestricted free agent. But there is no need to panic. Rice...
Even though he signed a two-year contract, this season’s backup running back, Ricky Williams, retired earlier this month. That leaves the Ravens with inexperienced backs behind Ray Rice.
The two running backs behind Rice, who is a free agent, on the roster are Anthony Allen and Damien Berry. Allen was action in five games this season, totaling three carries for eight yards. All...
In Segment 1 of PFT Live, Mike Florio discusses whether Drew Brees and Ray Rice will be given the franchise tag and suggests a modification in that regard for offensive linemen.
Some players are accepting of the franchise tag, which could start being implemented on Monday, but others, like Cliff Avril of the Lions and Ravens running back Ray Rice, are adamant they want the security of a long-term deal anchored by a huge signing bonus. Let the discussion and dissent begin once again.
The best free agent running backs aren’t going anywhere. The rest of the free agent running backs aren’t too inspiring. Perhaps this is the year where NFL teams realize you don’t need to overpay runners in free agency. Ray Rice, Matt Forte, and Marshawn Lynch are all expected to remain with their current teams under…