Ravens kicker Tucker officially signs franchise tender


A week after becoming the sixth player in Ravens history to receive the franchise tag, kicker Justin Tucker officially signed his tender.
The team announced Friday that Tucker signed his franchise tender worth $4.572 million, diminishing the possibility of the fifth-year kicker holding out like other franchise players have done in the past. Of course, the Ravens would like to sign the 2013 Pro Bowl selection to a long-term extension to lower his hefty salary cap number for the 2016 season.
The sides have until July 15 to reach a long-term agreement before the 26-year-old would be forced to play out the season under the franchise tag amount.
Tucker is the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history