Ravens RB Ray Rice mentioned that he’s open to the idea of being franchised but it’s not exactly what he’s hoping for.
“I would prefer a long-term deal over the franchise tag but I wouldn’t be unhappy with the franchise tag,” said Rice, per Aaron Wilson.
Obviously, this is good news for the Ravens. Signing Rice is by far the most important issues that they’ll have to address during the offseason but the fact that Rice is willing to work with them gives Baltimore some room to address other positions. Football Outsiders projects the franchise tag for running backs to be between $7.778 and$8.088 million for next season.