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Rice, Goldson, Campbell latest to be tagged

Posted on: March 2, 2012 1:57 pm
Edited on: March 2, 2012 2:36 pm
 
Rice will make $7.7 million in 2012 assuming he signs Baltimore's franchise tag. (Getty Images)
By Josh Katzowitz

Ravens running back Ray Rice, 49ers safety Dashon Goldson and Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell are the latest players to be offered franchise tags by their respective teams.

-We named Rice the top free agent running back in our latest rankings, but we also never expected Rice to reach the open market.

Rice apparently wants an Adrian Peterson type contract, and considering Peterson signed a seven-year deal worth $100 million before last season, Baltimore doesn’t necessarily agree with Rice’s assessment of his worth. As CBSSports.com’s Will Brinson wrote, a deal that mirrors Carolina’s DeAngelo Williams’ five-year, $43 million deal is probably more appropriate. Assuming he signs the tag, Rice will make about $7.7 million for 2012.

“As we have in the past, placing the franchise designation on a player allows us to keep negotiating on a long-term contract,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a statement. “Our goal is to keep Ray Rice a Raven. We’ve done this with other outstanding players through our history, including Haloti Ngata a year ago.”

-As we told you a few days ago, the 49ers planned all along on placing their franchise tag on Goldson.

"By using the franchise tag on Dashon, it affords us the opportunity to continue to work on a long-term contract with him, while also ensuring he will be a 49er for a sixth season, in 2012,”  San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement.

Goldson and his then-agent Drew Rosenhaus apparently turned down a five-year contract worth $25 million from San Francisco last year, and Rosenhaus convinced Goldson he could get him a contract closer to what Chargers safety Eric Weddle (five years, $40 million) had signed.

But that obviously didn’t happen, and Rosenhaus was forced to OK a one-year, $2 million deal for Goldson. It makes sense, then, that Rosenhaus no longer works for Goldson -- who will make $6.2 million in 2012.

-Campbell was the No. 3 defensive end on our free agent rankings list, and the move to tag him by Arizona was expected.

"We’ve made no secret of the high regard in which we hold Calais,” said Cardinals general manager Rod Graves. “To be clear, reaching a long-term deal that will keep Calais with the Cardinals for years to come remains our primary objective.  This move today allows us the opportunity to continue working with Calais and his agent toward that goal and that’s exactly what we will do.”

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derrick3331
Since: Mar 6, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 9:27 pm
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Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2012 10:14 pm
 

Rice, Goldson, Campbell latest to be tagged

Oh it's so disappointing to this Eagles fan to hear that Dashon Goldson 's agent is Drew.  So VERY disappointing.  I thought he would've look great in PHL green.  Now I don't want him.  In fact, I don't want ANY Rosenhaus players.  I just hope LeSean McCoy fires Drew again before $$ time.



Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2012 8:14 pm
 

Rice, Goldson, Campbell latest to be tagged

Not sure why any player would want Rosenhaus as an agent...All he's after is attention and money...TO is ready to go bankrupt because of the advice he got from Rosenhaus plus many players have not signed long term contracts because of outrageous demands...Fire him



Since: Jul 31, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2012 4:47 pm
 

Rice, Goldson, Campbell latest to be tagged

“Maybe [the rumor began]  since Ray has led the NFL in yards from scrimmage since becoming a full-time starter in 2009 that he should be the highest-paid running back in the NFL,” France told the Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson. “Regardless of where it came from or who said what, I won’t comment on any specifics of our negotiations except to say my focus is to have an amicable negotiation process that results in a long-term contract for our client.”
Rice's agent says they are NOT seeking a deal as large as Peterson's. 




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