The Ravens have a history of retaining their core players, including defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and middle linebacker Ray Lewis.
And they hope to sign quarterback Joe Flacco, Rice, the designated franchise player at a cost of $7.742 million, and cornerback Lardarius Webb to long-term deals.
“Does that mean you overpay a guy like a lot of organizations do or go crazy just to get it done and put your future in jeopardy as an organization?” Harbaugh said. “ No, I think what you’re saying is right. It gets done because it’s a very fair offer. We’ve done it with all of our guys.
“We’ve put great offers out there for those guys and they want to be there. It’s a great organization to be a part of, it’s a great city, the best fans in football. Players recognize that and they want to be a part of it.”