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Rotowire: Mar 4 / 8:11a ET
News: Tucker officially received the franchise tag from the Ravens on Friday morning, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Tucker will make $4.5 million next season after he and the Ravens could not make ends meet on a long-term deal. Tucker, who knocked through 33 field goals last season, is becoming one of the standout kickers in the league.
Rotowire: Feb 24 / 6:45p ET
News: Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Tucker will receive the franchise tag if a long-term contract isn't worked out by March 1.
Impact: Newsome is just stating the obvious, as Baltimore doesn't have other strong candidates for the franchise tag, which only costs around $4.5 million for kickers. Given that he arguably has the NFL's best combination of leg strength and accuracy, Tucker will likely expect a contract that matches or surpasses Stephen Gostkowski's record-setting four-year, $17.2 million deal from last offseason. Tucker has proven to be a valuable fantasy commodity, despite mostly being attached to unspectacular offenses. He's very accurate and gets a ton of opportunities from 50+ yards.