Jump to content

Ravens, Bucs expected to franchise Suggs, Bryant

Mr. P

Recommended Posts

Ravens, Bucs expected to franchise Suggs, Bryant

Email this article E-MAIL

Sporting News - Print this article PRINT

COMMENTS 2 Sporting News - User Comments


Sporting News - RSS Feed

Posted: February 18, 2009

Sporting News staff reports


The NFL deadline to designate franchise players is Thursday at 4:00 p.m. ET, and the Ravens and Bucs are expected to use their franchise tags to keep Terrell Suggs and Antonio Bryant, respectively.


Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome told the Baltimore Sun that the team will use the franchise tag on Suggs if it is unable to reach a long-term deal with the linebacker/defensive end by Thursday.


The Ravens would give Suggs a one-year contract worth $10.2 million to keep him off the free-agent market, according to the newspaper.


This would be the second straight year Baltimore has applied the franchise tag to Suggs. But, Newsome said, "You have to look at it as an opportunity for us to enter into a long-term deal."


Meanwhile, the Bucs are expected to tag Bryant by the deadline, according to NFL Network. ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio speculates that the wide receiver will sign the one-year offer of $9.488 million.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well I knew Bryant was going to get tagged or re-signed. He is the only play making WR the Bucs have had in awhile and people who thought they we're going to let him go we're smoking something funny.


I'm surprised they hit Suggs with another tag, you think they would of worked something out. Wish he was wearing Blue though....Suggs/Tuck/Kiwi/Osi.... :drool:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...