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Ravens spending over 30 percent of salary cap on defensive line, linebackers

The Ravens are devoting over 30 percent of their salary-cap toward their defensive front seven.

It's a grand total of 33.1 percent of their salary-cap spending with a total of $38.272 million in salary-cap commitments for this fiscal year between the entire defensive line and linebacking corps.

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That includes 18.6 percent allocated toward the defensive line ($19.335 million overall), led by Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata's team-high $16 million salary-cap figure.

The linebackers account for 14.5 percent of the Ravens' salary-cap commitments ($18.937 million overall), led by Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs' $7.8 million salary-cap figure.

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Quarterback Joe Flacco has a $14.805 million salary-cap figure this year under his $120.6 million contract. The quarterback position accounts for 11.9 percent of the Ravens' salary-cap.

NFL teams have a limit of $133 million in salary-cap space for the 2014 fiscal year.

With Ray Rice no longer on the roster, the Ravens are spending just $2.509 million against the cap at running back for 1.9 percent of their total salary-cap spending.

The Ravens are spending $8.681 million against the cap at wide receiver for 5.7 percent of their salary-cap spending, led by Steve Smith's $2.168 million salary-cap fiture.

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The Ravens are spending $5.312 million against the cap at tight end for 4.1 percent of their salary-cap spending, led by injured tight end Dennis Pitta's $3.205 million salary-cap figure.

The Ravens are spending $18.655 million against the cap at offensive line for 14.2 percent of their overall salary-cap spending, led by Pro Bowl offensive guard Marshal Yanda's $8.45 million salary-cap figure.

The Ravens are spending $11.709 million against the cap at cornerback for 11.9 percent of their overall salary-cap spending, led by veteran cornerback Lardarius Webb's $7.504 million salary-cap figure.

The Ravens are spending $5.43 million against the cap at safety for 4.1 percent of their overall salary-cap spending, led by safety Matt Elam's $1.543 million salary-cap figure.

The Ravens are spending $2.779 million against the cap at punter and kicker for 1.8 percent of their overall salary-cap spending, led by punter Sam Koch's $2.805 million salary-cap figure.

The Ravens are devoting $112.985 million (86.3 percent) in salary-cap space toward current players with just $11.544 million (8.8 percent) in "dead money" going toward players no longer on the roster.

The Ravens currently have $6.434 million in available salary-cap space.

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