Found February 01, 2012 on
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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The Baltimore Ravens held their annual season-ending “State of the Ravens” press conference at the team’s headquarters in Owings Mills on Wednesday, where owner Steve Bisciotti, president Dick Cass, general manger Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh took questions from the media. With key off-season decisions yet to be made on quarterback Joe Flacco, [...]
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti emphatically backs the play of quarterback Joe Flacco and guarantees running back Ray Rice will be on the roster next season.
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti emphatically backs the play of quarterback Joe Flacco and guarantees running back Ray Rice will be on the roster next season. Rice is an unrestricted free agent and Flacco's contract expires after the 2012 season. But Bisciotti promised both would be "part of this team" in 2012.
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