As a Monday afternoon NFL deadline approaches, no deal is imminent for Rice at this time. Reported by the Carroll County Times
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While Rice isn't close to a long-term contract, time remains to negotiate one. Under NFL rules governing franchise players, the Ravens have until Monday afternoon to negotiate a new deal for Rice. Otherwise, he'll play this season under the $7.742 million franchise tag. If a deal is struck for the former Rutgers star, Carroll County Times staffer Aaron Wilson reports it's expected to mirror the recent deals signed by Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. Foster signed a five-year $43.5 million contract extension that includes a $12.5 million signing bonus with a total of $20.75 million in guaranteed money. McCoy is signed to a five-year, $45.615 million contract extension that includes an $8.5 million signing bonus and $20.765 million in guaranteed money. ... Stay tuned.