Ravens agree to four-year deal with Justin Tucker

Posted at 4:26 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 16:53:45-04

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a four-year deal with Pro Bowl kicker Justin Tucker, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Friday.

"Justin has become a cornerstone for our team, and we are happy to get this contract completed," Newsome stated. "What is good for the Ravens right now is that we have our Pro Bowl special teams group - Sam [Koch], Morgan [Cox], and Justin - signed through the next three seasons."

Tucker joined the Ravens as a free agent in 2012. He's the NFL's second-most accurate kicker in league history, connecting on 130 of 148 field goal attempts. Tucker became the fastest kicker to reach 100 career field goals, hitting the mark on his 50th career game in the 2015 season. 

He reached the 500 point mark after just 60 games, surpassing the NFL record previously set by Jan Stenerud (61 games). 

A Pro Bowl selection in 2013, Tucker has now been designated as a franchise player. Other notable Ravens franchise players include Chris McAlister (2003, 2004), Terrell Suggs (2008, 2009), Haloti Ngata (2011), and Ray Rice (2012).