Ravens kicker Justin Tucker reacts after kicking the game-winning 32-yard field goal against the Cleveland Browns.
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker reacts after kicking the game-winning 32-yard field goal against the Cleveland Browns. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)

The Ravens have assigned a $2.356 million second-round restricted free agent tender to Pro Bowl kicker Justin Tucker, according to a league source.

Since Tucker is a restricted free agent, the Ravens have the right to match any competing offer sheet or receive a second-round NFL draft pick in return.

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A former undrafted free agent, Tucker is the most accurate kicker in NFL history, having made 97 of 108 career field goals (89.81 percent).

According to sources, the Ravens have given $585,000 exclusive-rights tenders to wide receiver Kamar Aiken, safety Brynden Trawick and cornerback Rashaan Melvin, and $510,000 exclusive-rights tenders to tight end Phillip Supernaw, offensive lineman Ryan Jensen, cornerback Tramain Jacobs, defensive tackle Casey Walker and defensive end Steven Means.

The Ravens have done a $435,000 exclusive-rights tender for long snapper Patrick Scales, according to a league source. They didn't do a tender for long snapper Kevin McDermott.

The Ravens also are expected to assign an exclusive-rights free-agent tender to running back Fitzgerald Toussaint.

Instead of issuing a restricted tender for reserve defensive back and special teams ace Anthony Levine, the Ravens are hoping to bring him back on a longer-term contract.

Tucker has been one of the NFL's best bargains for years, playing under a three-year, $1.451 million rookie contract that didn't include a signing bonus. He would ideally like to sign a long-term contract with the Ravens, but told The Baltimore Sun during the Super Bowl that he's upbeat about the next contractual stage of his career.

"I can tell you right now, at this point in time for me, it's a matter of letting the process take care of itself," said Tucker, a 2013 Pro Bowl selection. "There's nothing more that I can do at this juncture. I've done everything I can do. What I can tell you is I would be extremely excited and blessed to continue my journey with the Ravens and win a bunch more games with these guys.

"Every single person in this building, I've got a relationship with so many people, and there's so much positivity there, I would love to continue to be around."

Tucker has made seven career game-winning field goals and kicked a franchise-record 61-yard field goal in 2013 against the Detroit Lions.

Tucker is the second-fastest kicker in NFL history to score 400 points, doing so in 48 games. Hall of Fame kicker Jan Stenerud did it in 47 games.

Tucker made 29 of 34 kicks last season, including 4 of 9 attempts from 50 yards and beyond. He's made 14 of 20 kicks from that range in his career.

If the Ravens eventually sign Tucker to a long-term contract extension and make him one of the highest-paid kickers in the game, they would have to structure a deal similar to how other top kickers are paid, including the Oakland Raiders' Sebastian Janikowski (five years, $18.9 million, $8 million guaranteed), the Chicago Bears' Robbie Gould (five years, $17.39 million, $8.85 million guaranteed), the Jacksonville Jaguars' Josh Scobee (four years, $13.8 million, $4.75 million guaranteed), the New England Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski (five years, $15.425 million, $5.1 million guaranteed) and the Dallas Cowboys' Dan Bailey (four years, $22.505 million, $7.5 million guaranteed).

Tucker would like to have some certainty about his future.

"Absolutely, I think when you take a step back and look at it from the big picture and think long-term, that would just be great to know what's going to go on for the next several years as opposed to the next few months or next year," Tucker said. "When you think about it from a general perspective, it feels and sounds great for me, personally. I've really enjoyed my time in Baltimore and would to continue it. I think it's just a matter of everybody getting something together and discussing it."

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