NFL free agency is almost a week old and there has been plenty of activity around the league. Big names have been signed, hundreds of contracts have been given out, and teams have tried to improve their roster in hopes of winning a Super Bowl. Among those teams making moves are the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens haven't necessarily made a big splash with free agents from other teams, but they have done a great job in working out cap friendly deals to bring back their own free agents.
Let's take a look at who will be suiting for up the Ravens in 2014-2015 and who has left the team.
Dennis Pitta (TE) – Signed a five year, $32.5 million contract with the Ravens.
Eugene Monroe (LT) – Signed a five year, $37.5 million contract with the Ravens.
Jacoby Jones (WR/KR) – Signed a four year, $12 million (max $14 million) contract with the Ravens.
Steve Smith (WR) – Signed a three year, $11 million contract with the Ravens.
Daryl Smith (LB) – Signed a four year, $16.1 million contract with the Ravens.
Jeromy Miles (S) – Signed a one year contract with the Ravens estimated to be worth about $1 million.
Michael Oher (RT) – Signed a four year, $20 million contract with the Tennessee Titans
Corey Graham (CB) – Signed a four year, $16 million contract with the Buffalo Bills
Jameel McClain (CB) – Signed a two year, $4.1 million contract with the New York Giants
Here is an updated look at the Ravens salary cap and their cap space according to Brian McFarland.
Pending all of the final numbers coming in, Ravens are estimated to be approx .9M under Cap after recent signings http://t.co/3cDSh0dcya— Brian McFarland (@RavensSalaryCap) March 15, 2014
Be sure to give Brian a follow on Twitter as he is very knowledgeable and will provide you everything you need to know regarding the salary cap.
With the Ravens having just less than $8.9 million left to spend, it still allows them to pursue a few more free agents. Some of that cap will have to be set aside for the rookies, but that will only take up a small portion. There are still some holes on the roster (offensive line, safety) that need to be filled. Expect Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens front office to bring in veterans at both positions to compete for starting jobs. Keep an eye out for players that get released from other teams as those are the type of players the Ravens like to go after.
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