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Ravens' salary-cap update: $7.685 million under NFL limit

The Ravens are $7.685 million under the NFL salary-cap limit of $143.28 million. That includes a $2 million salary-cap figure for new backup quarterback Matt Schaub.

The Ravens are $7.685 million under the NFL salary-cap limit of $143.28 million.

That includes a $2 million salary-cap figure for new backup quarterback Matt Schaub, including a $1 million base salary and a $1 million signing bonus. He can make another $1 million in playtime incentives.

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There's also a grievance recently filed by former Ravens safety Darian Stewart, who's now with the Denver Broncos, in a dispute over a playtime incentive. There's $80,000 being held against the salary cap while the grievance is pending.

The Ravens have enough financial flexibility to sign free agents, extend current players under contract and still have enough money set aside for their rookie pool to sign as many as 10 draft picks.

The Ravens created $2.75 million in cap savings when they restructured veteran cornerback Lardarius Webb's contract, lowering his salary-cap figure from $12 million to $9.25 million for the 2015 fiscal year.

The Ravens also saved $8.5 million in salary cap space and cash when they traded five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions.

Here are the top salary-cap commitments the Ravens have for this year, including dead money, meaning the amount of money consumed by players no longer on the roster:

1. Quarterback Joe Flacco ($14.55 million).

2. Former running back Ray Rice ($9.5 million).

3. Cornerback Lardarius Webb ($9.25 million).

4. Offensive guard Marshal Yanda ($8.45 million).

5. Offensive tackel Eugene Monroe ($7.7 million).

6. Outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil ($7.375 million).

7. Cornerback Jimmy Smith ($6.898 million).

8. Tight end Dennis Pitta ($6.2 million).

9. Wide receiver Steve Smith ($4.166 million).

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10. Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs ($3.95 million).

11. Middle linebacker Daryl Smith ($3.875 million).

12. Center Jeremy Zuttah ($3.7 million).

13. Punter Sam Koch ($3.1 million).

14. Former wide receiver-kick returner Jacoby Jones ($2.625 million).

15. Kicker Justin Tucker ($2.356 million).

16. Quarterback Matt Schaub ($2 million).

17. Inside linebacker C.J. Mosley ($1.997 million).

18. Safety Matt Elam ($1.845 million).

19. Defensive end Chris Canty ($1.75 million).

20. Outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw ($1.685 million).

21. Center-guard Gino Gradkowski ($1.663 million).

22. Running back Justin Forsett ($1.6 million).

23. Safety Will Hill ($1.542 million).

24. Safety Kendrick Lewis ($1.266 million).

25. Linebacker Albert McClellan ($1.2 million).

26. Offensive guard Kelechi Osemele ($1.064 million)

27. Defensive end Lawrence Guy ($1.055 million).

28. Safety Anthony Levine ($1 million).


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