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

Report: Baltimore Ravens Will Franchise Tag Ray Rice

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.

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