Ray Rice and his agent, Todd France, met with the Ravens officials today to discuss his future with the team. It is obvious that the Ravens have no interest in letting Ray Rice explore his options as an Unrestricted Free Agent. The Ravens met with Rice and France to inform them that team plans on using the Franchise Tag on Ray Rice. The two sides are pretty far apart in regards to a contract that would lock Ray Rice up as their long-term high paying back, but this move seems like a no brainer so that the Ravens don’t need to be pressured into caving into Rice’s demands.
Ray Rice is one of the most explosive and dangerous running backs in the NFL, however, you must understand that the Ravens want to keep Rice at a fair price so that they continue to build on the team that was one drop away from playing in Super Bowl XLVI. Don’t expect Ray Rice and the Ravens to make a deal soon, but hopefully for the Ravens sake, things don’t get ugly between the two sides.