“Ray … will be a part of this football team next year, period,” Bisciotti said.
Raven GM Ozzie Newsome was asked if they planned on discussing a new contract with Rice before using the tag on him.
“Yes, we would like to have a deal done with Ray before we put the tag on him, said Newsome.
Using their franchise tag on Rice will cost them $7.7 million for the upcoming season which is a pretty reasonable number for a star running back. Still, Baltimore has a number of players to address during the offseason as well as some roster holes to fill. Yesterday we broke down what figures to by a busy offseason for the Ravens.