Justin Tucker Signs Restricted Free-Agent Tender


Justin Tucker has signed his restricted free-agent tender.

The Ravens reportedly placed a second-round tender on Tucker worth $2.356 million, and the fourth-year kicker signed it Thursday morning. The tender is essentially a one-year contract for Tucker that keeps him in Baltimore without hitting the open market.

Another team could have tried to pry Tucker away from Baltimore with an offer sheet that the Ravens couldn't match, but the Ravens protected their kicker by placing a high tender value on him. If another team had signed Tucker, then the Ravens would have received a second-round pick in return.

Signing the tender will keep Tucker in Baltimore for the short-term, but Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti has said he would like to extend Tucker to a long-term deal.

The 25-year-old kicker has been one of the NFL's best since joining the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He's connected on 97-of-108 career field-goal attempts, making him the most accurate kicker in NFL history.

He also owns seven game-winning field goals during his three seasons, and was the second fastest kicker in NFL history to reach the 400-point milestone.

With Tucker's signing, safety Will Hill is the Ravens' lone restricted free agent who has yet to sign his tender.

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