PFT on NBC Sports Network: Ray Rice, AFC North/NFC North free agent needs

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We’ll wrap up the week before the deadline to issue franchise tags by talking to a member of the Ravens with some experience on that front.

Running back Ray Rice was slapped with the tag last year before ultimately signing a new long-term deal with the team in July, so he can offer some advice to quarterback Joe Flacco as Flacco faces the possibility of the same fate this time around. We’ll see what that advice might be when Rice joins the Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network crew on Friday afternoon.

Mike Florio, Erik Kuselias and Shaun King will also outline the needs for the Ravens and the rest of the teams in the AFC North once free agency opens up on March 12. We’ll also be looking at the same topic through the prism of the NFC North before winding up the week.

It all gets underway at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.