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Reworked deals affect Joe Flacco

Ravens' use of exclusive tag more of an option with restructures

Updated: February 27, 2013, 10:49 AM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

The reworked contracts of Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and potentially other top-paid quarterbacks might make it easier for the Baltimore Ravens to use the exclusive franchise tag on Joe Flacco.

Flacco already loses $800,000 if he receives the exclusive tag because of Brady's new contract, and he could lose up to $3 million if the contracts of the other highest-paid quarterbacks -- Matthew Stafford, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Roethlisberger and Drew Brees -- also are restructured ...

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