For all you NFL fans hoping to see Ray Lewis sign with your favorite NFL team, unless you are a Ravens fan, you might be disappointed. Ravens' head coach John Harbaugh has made it clear that he wants Ray Lewis to finish his career as a Raven, and will do whatever it takes to make sure it happens.
Ravens' management had originally hoped that Lewis, the 13-year veteran who has played his entire career in Baltimore, would accept a "hometown discount" when re-signing with Baltimore. Ray Lewis has said publicly that he would accept no discount for his pro-bowl talents.
Ravens' owner Steve Bisciotti has said he will be willing to pay more than anybody else to keep Lewis in Baltimore and jokingly expressed he has been planning for this negotiation, saying "I've got my wife on budget already to try to save some money so we can sign him."
Although they have said they would not use it, the Ravens can use the franchise tag to guarantee that Lewis remain a Raven for at least one more season, costing the team $11.313 million.