Ravens are $4.287 million under NFL salary-cap limit after grievances

The Ravens are now $4.287 million under the NFL salary-cap limit of $133 million.

That includes a subtraction of $1.411 million in salary-cap space that was held when indefinitely suspended former running back Ray Rice filed a grievance against the team citing wrongful termination of his $35 million contract. The salary-cap reduction remains in place until his grievance is resolved.


The Ravens are also facing $121,000 injury grievances from former Maryland tight end Matt Furstenberg and wide receiver Mike Willie. The Ravens recently settled a $121,000 injury settlement from former defensive tackle Levi Brown for $63,000.


The Ravens paid veteran cornerback Dominique Franks $33,529 in termination pay after he was released.

The Ravens created a net savings of $3.529 million in salary and cap space for this fiscal year when they terminated Rice's $35 million contract.

They also took on $4.755 million in dead money for this year and $9.5 million in dead money in 2015, reflecting the prorated portion of the $22 million in guaranteed money already paid to Rice that still counts against the Ravens' salary cap even though he's no longer on the roster.

Should Rice win his grievance against the Ravens for wrongful termination, he would be owed $3.529 million in salary that he was due before the team cut him Sept. 8 when a graphic video surfaced of his domestic violence incident. The Ravens can carry over any salary cap space they don't use this season for next year.

The top 12 salary cap figures on the Ravens for this season are: defensive tackle Haloti Ngata ($16 million), quarterback Joe Flacco ($14.8 million), right guard Marshal Yanda ($8.45 million), outside linebacker Terrell Suggs ($7.8 million), cornerback Lardarius Webb ($7.504 million), Rice ($4.755 million), outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil ($3.375 million), tight end Dennis Pitta ($3.205 million), left tackle Eugene Monroe ($3.204 million), defensive tackle Chris Canty ($3.166 million), punter Sam Koch ($2.8 million) and middle linebacker Daryl Smith ($2.475 million).



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