Ravens could use franchise tag on DL Justin Madubuike

The Baltimore Ravens have many big decisions as the 2024 NFL offseason pushes on. While the team fell short of the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game, they still have valuable pieces on their roster and the option to bring back others.

“I learned a lesson this year and that was as hard as it – not to revisit the Lamar [Jackson] negotiations – but one of the great things about that negotiation was that I learned that it’s beneficial to just not talk about things. There is a value sometimes to not really showing your cards or showing your hand. So, we’ll have all those decisions made at some point coming soon. We don’t have a lot of time. We’ll talk about it – [head coach] John [Harbaugh] and I, [owner] Steve [Bisciotti], [executive vice president] ‘Oz’ [Ozzie Newsome], [director of player personnel] George [Kokinis], [vice president of football administration] Nick [Matteo] and [sr. Advisor to the general manager] Pat [Moriarity]. We’ll have those decisions made in the coming weeks. We’ll know what’s best for us to do. It’s something that we haven’t just started thinking about, obviously. It’s something we’ve been thinking about. Justin [Madubuike] had a great year as did Patrick Queen. Those two guys obviously are Pro Bowlers [who] had great seasons, and we’ll have a good plan in place for those guys.”

The NFL’s franchise tag window opened on Tuesday, and there are a few players whom Baltimore could decide to place it on. One is defensive lineman Justin Madubuike, and when asked about the possibility, general manager Eric DeCosta referred to his past experiences.

Story originally appeared on Ravens Wire