Newsome Hints At Flacco Being Tagged

Speaking about Joe Flacco’s contract situation Tuesday, GM Ozzie Newsome guaranteed he’ll be a Raven in 2013.
“We’ll be able to get that thing done,” Newsome said. “(He’ll) be playing football for us next year. And sometimes that’s all you can look forward to is just next year.” Newsome strongly hinted that the Ravens will franchise tag Flacco before free agency, and then work toward a long-term agreement before the July deadline. According to CBS’ Jason La Canfora, an average annual value of $20 million is Flacco’s “magic number.” For what it’s worth, Newsome says the sides have a “good understanding” of where the other stands.