Report: Baltimore Ravens Will Franchise Tag Ray Rice

Jan 22, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) carries the ball against the New England Patriots during the third quarter in the 2011 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

Adam Schefter at ESPN is reporting the Baltimore Ravens will place the franchise tag on star running back Ray Rice. Rice has been one of the top dual-threat running backs in the NFL over the last few seasons, and for 2012, he will be in Baltimore.

The two sides will attempt to work out a contract extension, obviously, but this has to be welcome news for Ravens fans.

Rice finished last season with over 2,000 yards of total offense and 15 touchdowns.

Topics: Baltimore Ravens, Franchise Tag, Nfl News, Ray Rice

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