Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has re-signed with the team, inking his restricted free agent tender, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. Tucker had been assigned a second-round tender, meaning he’ll be in line for a $2.356MM salary for the 2015 season.
Per Wilson, there were teams besides the Ravens with interest in Tucker, who had until Friday to sign an offer sheet with another club. However, any suitor hoping to land the 25-year-old would have had to surrender a second-round pick to do so, which is too high a price to pay for a kicker, even one who has been as effective as Tucker.
During his three seasons with the Ravens, Tucker has made 97 of 108 field goal attempts, for an overall conversion percentage of just below 90%. He has also converted 14 of 20 attempts from 50+ yards, for a 70% career success rate. The Texas product struggled a little in 2014 with those longer kicks, making just four of nine from 50+ yards, but those were his only misses of the season.
Tucker will be eligible for unrestricted free agency a year from now, so the Ravens will likely work on getting him locked up before he hits the open market next March.