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The Ravens held their State of the Ravens press conference this afternoon. Owner Steve Bisciotti, general manager Ozzie Newsome, coach John Harbaugh and team president Dick Cass held their annual question and answer session to address a multitude of topics.
The most popular topic, of course, was the status of the contracts for Joe Flacco and Ray Rice. Baltimore has several free agents, including Rice, but Flacco’s contract is still a rookie deal that’s heading in to the last year.
One option for Rice is to franchise him. However, Newsome said he would like to sign Rice before franchising him. Obviously, if they sign Rice without placing the franchise tag on him, his contract will count less than the fully guaranteed franchise tag.
As for Flacco, I would expect a contract extension some time this summer. By some time this summer, I mean before training camp gets under way.
Of the two contracts Bisciotti said, “Ray and Joe Flacco will be part of this football team, guaranteed.”
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