And we have our first official usage of the franchise tag, in advance of next Tuesday’s deadline.
The agent for Ravens kicker Justin Tucker just tweeted out word that his client had been tagged by the team.
This was expected, but indicates that after the two sides talked contract numbers, they realized they weren’t close to a deal for the kicker. He’ll now make around $4.5 million for the year, though specific values for the tags haven’t been set.
The Ravens are also trying to retain guard Kelechi Osemele, and the fact they can’t threaten him with the tag any more might not make things any easier on that front, as his playing tackle this season may have inflated his expectations for the market.