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Ravens pay Bynes, Simon, Jensen, Fleming upgraded practice squad salaries

Ravens pay Bynes, Simon, Jensen, Fleming upgraded practice squad salaries

The Ravens are devoting extra money to their practice squad. That includes a $255,000 upgraded salary for inside linebacker Josh Bynes. Bynes was signed to the practice squad under an exception for experienced players like himself, allowed under the expanded practice squad rules adopted this year. Bynes was originally due a $570,000 salary under an exclusive-rights free-agent deal. Now, Bynes is being paid $15,000 per week. The usual practice squad rate is $6,300 per week for a total of $107,100 for the year. Bynes started six games last season and made 45 tackles. Bynes made the final tackle of Super Bowl XLVII when he brought down San Francisco 49ers return specialist Ted Ginn Jr....

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