- Adam Schefter reports that with the Ravens using their franchise tag on K Justin Tucker, it means Osemele will hit the free-agent market and the jackpot this offseason.
Yesterday, Ian Rapoport reported that the Ravens are aggressively trying to sign Osemele to a long-term extension, and have already offered him a contract that would make him the second highest paid offensive player on their roster behind only QB Joe Flacco.
Some have wondered with the Ravens’ cap situation and after they invested big money in Marshal Yanda whether they’ll be able to retain Osemele.
It’s obviously going to take a huge contract to keep Osemele in Baltimore, given that he’s in line to be one of the best offensive lineman in this year’s free agent class. It would actually be surprising to see him not test the open market, considering that he would likely end up being one of the biggest winners.
Osemele, 26, was taken in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Ravens. He has one year remaining on his four-year, $3.34 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $846,255 for the 2015 season.
In 2015, Osemele has appeared in 14 games for the Ravens and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 18 offensive tackle out of 77 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.