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Ravens place franchise tag on Suggs

Updated: February 19, 2009, 8:50 AM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

The Baltimore Ravens slapped the exclusive rights franchise tag on hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker Terrell Suggs Wednesday. This is the second consecutive year the Ravens have designated Suggs as the team's franchise player.

Suggs, 26, was due to become an unrestricted free agent on Feb. 27. The deadline to use the tag was Thursday at 4 p.m. and he will make $10.2 million for one year if a long-term deal cannot be reached.

"Our plan is to sign 'Sizzle' to a long-term ...

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