The Ravens created some breathing room under the
Instead of carrying a $7.742 million franchise tender for Rice, he now counts for just $5 million against the salary cap for this fiscal year.
Including the accounting for the Rice deal, the Ravens have $3.123 million in cap space available.
Yes, that's enough to fit in a deal for quarterback
The Ravens carried over $5.831 million in cap space from last year.
Here are the heftiest cap figures on the Ravens' financial ledger for this year:
1. Outside linebacker
2. Defensive tackle
3. Free safety
4. Quarterback Joe Flacco ($8 million)
5. Wide receiver
6. Middle linebacker
7. Running back Ray Rice ($5 million)
9. Offensive tackle
10. Former Ravens running back
That just means that the proration of McGahee's old contract is still on the books.
Former Ravens cornerbacks
Meanwhile, I just wanted to say I'm extremely excited to begin working today at The Baltimore Sun.
It's an outstanding opportunity, one that I'm thrilled to have been granted, and I'm really happy to be working with a great group of reporters, editors and photographers.
This is my 12th season on the Ravens beat after previously working at the Carroll County Times, which was an excellent experience.
I'll be covering the Ravens in print and online for The Sun. And I'm also on Twitter: @RavensInsider.
Anyway, that's enough about me. Heading over to The Castle now to cover practice.