The Ravens did a simple restructure of All-Pro guard Marshal Yanda's contract, creating just under $4 million of salary cap space ahead of Wednesday's 4 p.m. start of free agency.
As part of the restructure, $5.3 million of Yanda's $6.19 million base salary in 2016 was converted into a signing bonus, lowering his cap number from $4.01 million from $7.985 million. ESPN first reported the restructure.
Before the restructure, the Ravens had approximately $4 million of salary cap space, the lowest total in the league, according to overthecap.com.
Yanda signed a four-year, $32 million extension in October. He has agreed to restructure his contract on several occasions over the past couple of years to provide flexibility for the Ravens.