By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
8:20 AM EDT, May 28, 2013
The Ravens now have $1.728 million under the NFL salary cap limit of $123 million following their deal last week with second-round inside linebacker Arthur Brown.
Brown's $3.554 million deal includes a $964,896 signing bonus and carries a $646,224 first-year salary cap figure.
Out of the Ravens' rookie salary-cap pool figure of $5.517 million, they've now used $3.753 million (68.03 percent) and have $1.764 million to do deals for their two remaining unsigned draft picks: first-round safety Matt Elam and third-round defensive tackle Brandon Williams.
Under the NFL slotting system, Elam is slated for a four-year, $6.767 million contract that includes a $3.301 million signing bonus and a $1.203 million first-year salary-cap figure.
After going through the draft process without formal representation while being advised by his older brother, veteran NFL safety Abram Elam, Matt Elam still hasn't hired an agent. He has interviewed several agents and is expected to hire someone in the not distant future to negotiate his rookie contract.
Williams will get a four-year deal worth $2.697 million that will include a $515,000 signing bonus and a first-year salary-cap figure of $533,750.
The Ravens will regain $2.5 million in salary-cap room after June 1 because of designating strong safety Bernard Pollard as a post-June 1 cut. Although the Ravens cut Pollard before he was due a $500,000 roster bonus, the cap charge is still technically being accounted for on the books for a few more days.
The top salary-cap figures on the roster include outside linebacker Terrell Suggs ($13.02 million), defensive tackle Haloti Ngata ($11.5 million), offensive guard Marshal Yanda ($7.45 million), cornerback Lardarius Webb ($7.385 million), quarterback Joe Flacco ($6.8 million), running back Ray Rice ($5.75 million), offensive tackle Michael Oher ($4.95 million), fullback Vonta Leach ($4.33 million) and inside linebacker Jameel McClain ($4.2 million).