Ravens to franchise Suggs if they can't sign him to long-term deal

Updated: February 12, 2008, 9:44 AM ET
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NFL teams in need of help at linebacker can cross Terrell Suggs off their wish list.

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Monday that if the team can't work out a long-term deal with the star linebacker, Baltimore will place the franchise tag on him to keep him off the free-agent market.

The NFL deadline to use the franchise tag is Feb. 21.

"We will be using the franchise tag on Terrell if we don't have a long-term deal in place between now and then," Newsome told ...

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