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Ravens kicker Justin Tucker agrees to tender offer

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The Ravens have agreed to terms with one of their most important players. Kicker Justin Tucker signed his second-round free agent tender, the team confirmed Thursday.

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The Ravens have agreed to terms with one of their most important players. Kicker Justin Tucker signed his second-round free agent tender, the team confirmed Thursday.

A one-year tender at the second round placement costs the team $2.356 million. The offer will essentially keep the ProBowl kicker in Baltimore unless a team is seriously crazy enough to write up an offer sheet and give Baltimore a second round pick in exchange for the right to sign Tucker. The Ravens will have the ability to match any offer sheet thrown their way of course.

The undrafted placekicker has been one of the Ravens' best weapons, routinely hitting long kicks that normal kickers wouldn't. Having beat out Billy Cundiff for the position back in 2012, Tucker has hit an amazing 97 field goals out of 108 attempts, giving him an 89.8% field goal rate. His longest field goal was 61 yards against the Detroit Lions back in 2013, also making him the first NFL kicker to kick a field goal in the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s in a single game. Though Tucker has insane accuracy, his leg has also given him 151 touchbacks on kickoffs through his short career.

It is expected that the Ravens will try and extend Tucker's contract to both keep him longterm as well as to possibly lower his cap number for this season. While kickers typically aren't the highest paid players on the team, Tucker could lead a new top deal for kickers based on his performance so far, which would put him around $4 million a year on average, topping kickers like Sebastian Janikowski, Robbie Gould and Dan Baily