(OWINGS MILLS, Md.) — On the outside looking in as the New England Patriots prepare for their Super Bowl showdown against the New York Giants, the Baltimore Ravens are left to look towards the 2012 season.
Star running back Ray Rice is set to become an unrestricted free agent this off-season while quarterback Joe Flacco has just one year remaining on his contract.
“Ray and Joe Flacco will be part of this football team next year, guaranteed,” Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said at a news conference Wednesday.
The Ravens finished the year 12-4, but lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, 23-20.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN