Justin Tucker, Ravens Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

July 15, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Baltimore Ravens signed kicker Justin Tucker to a four-year, $16.8 million extension on Friday, the Ravens announced.
Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported the terms of the contract. 
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome discussed the signing:
"It's definitely an emotional roller coaster," Tucker told reporters. "There's no other way to put it." 
Tucker, 26, was once again fantastic for the Ravens in 2015, hitting 33 of 40 field goals and all 29 of his extra-point attempts. While his 82.5 percent field-goal percentage was the worst of his career, six of his misses on the season came from 50 or more yards, while he hit 10 of 11 field goals from 40-49 yards. 
He was the top-ranked kicker in Pro Football Focus' rankings, according to Eric Eager, and only 13.5 percent of his kickoffs were returned, the second-best mark in the NFL. His presence was a major reason why PFF also ranked the Ravens as the highest-ranked special teams unit...

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