Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice wants to become a bigger receiving threat out of the backfield in 2013. 'Now that guys know that I'm a threat out of the backfield, I got to use my hands a little more,' Rice said. 'I get pushed a lot coming out of the backfield, and that's a sign of respect, but if I can get my hands and get out on pass routes and continue to get open for Joe Flacco.'
3.28.2013 10:42:47 AM EST
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is awaiting Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' deal before agreeing to a long-term extension himself. Ryan is expected to try to slot between Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco and Rodgers, perhaps roughly $22 million per season.
3.6.2013 2:04:21 PM EST
The Baltimore Ravens likely will look for QB Joe Flacco to restructure his contract prior to the 2016 season if the salary cap does not significantly increase because he is scheduled to have a $18 million base salary and $28.55 million salary cap figure that season. 'Depending on the salary cap, that's what will determine when we get to the fourth year, what they're going to have to do,' Flacco's agent, Joe Linta, said. 'We really viewed this as sort of a three-year deal to make sure the first three years Joe was paid accordingly with the top guys in the league.'
3.4.2013 8:00:08 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is entering the last year of a $72 million contract, and could be the next quarterback to join the $100 million dollar club with his next contract. Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco's new contract is a comparable for Ryan's next deal, according to Andrew Brandt of ESPN. Its yet another comparable and data point for Matt Ryan, said Andrew Brandt, ESPNs NFL business analyst and former chief negotiator for the Green Bay Packers. The gold standard was Drew Brees, at least on the average at $20 million (per season). Now, you have $20.1 million. Its certainly a place they could look at as the freshest data point.
3.4.2013 9:31:51 AM EST
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco will be the NFL's highest-paid player at $30 million in 2013, but he'll count just $6.8 million on the salary cap.
3.4.2013 8:46:08 AM EST
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco's six-year, $120.6 million deal includes $52 million guaranteed. He'll make $51 million in the first two years, and $62 million in the first three years. He has a $6.8 million cap number for 2013.
3.4.2013 7:45:02 AM EST
With the pending re-signing of QB Joe Flacco, the Baltimore Ravens are not expected to use their franchise tag on any of their other unrestricted free agents.
3.3.2013 9:56:27 PM EST
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco will participate in the team's offseason program, and teammate RB Ray Rice is happy. 'I'm glad he's done so he can be there in the offseason. Me and him will be there to lead this offense again,' Rice said.
3.3.2013 9:55:53 PM EST
The deal between the Baltimore Ravens and QB Joe Flacco is worth $120.6 million. Flacco and his agent are going over the specific details of the deal points, line by line. If everything is deemed satisfactory, Flacco would travel to Baltimore Monday, March 4, to take a physical and lend his signature to the six-year pact. The team might hold a press conference Monday afternoon.
3.3.2013 9:55:12 PM EST
The Baltimore Ravens aren't expected to use the franchise tag on any of their other unrestricted free agents now that a deal has been reached with impending free-agent QB Joe Flacco. General manager Ozzie Newsome said at a season-ending news conference that if the team reached a deal with Falcco, 'we will not franchise another player.'