Rice braces for franchise tag

The agent for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he is bracing for the club to place the franchise tag on his client before the March 5 deadline.

Todd France, who represents Rice, tells the Carroll County Times' Aaron Wilson that they know the franchise tag is coming, but they hope to keep negotiating toward a long-term extension.

"We obviously know the tag is coming, but we will continue to have open dialogue and see if we can come to a long-term agreement, which is the preference for both sides," said France, who met with the Ravens at the NFL Combine over the weekend.

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