By Bill Carey
July 16, 2012

The Baltimore Ravens and running back Ray Rice agreed to a new contract shortly before Monday's deadline for franchise players to sign long-term deals, according to multiple reports on Twitter.

[tweet https://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing/status/224955066338119680]

[tweet https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/status/224956301095075841]

[tweet https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/224956667740160000]

The deal locks in one of the league's top running backs for the long term and gives Baltimore additional flexibility in the future.

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