Quote Originally Posted by RavensRule21215 View Post
Why in the world would they want to franchise Ed Reed?
I don't think they would, but it gives them that option if they really feel that they cannot live without Ed Reed next year.

That was my point.

Giving Flacco the tag SEVERELY limits what the front office can do.

Giving Flacco a new deal will still impact the cap, but not so much that they cannot extend fair market deals to Kruger, Ellerbe, Reed, as well as retaining their RFA's/EFA's, and possibly a couple of "right player, right price" free agents.