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Yanda Restructures Deal, Gives Ravens Some Cap Relief

Thanks Marshal!

If you were like me you were wondering just how the Ravens have been able to sign several players to the roster over the past few days

Thank Marshal Yanda who helped make the Ravens’ recent flurry of activity possible.

The Pro Bowl offensive guard restructured his five-year, $32 million contract, reducing his 2012 salary-cap figure by $2.8 million, according to The Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson.

That extra $2.8 million helped the cap-strapped Ravens reel in wide receiver and return man Jacoby Jones (reportedly two years, $7 million) and defensive lineman Ryan McBean (reportedly one year, $1.214 million). Additionally, the Ravens were able to give safety Bernard Pollard a three-year contract extension.

Once scheduled to make a $6.5 million cap figure this season, Yanda will now get $3.65 million, according to Wilson, who also explained that Yanda won’t lose any money over the long haul.

The Ravens gave Yanda a $3.8 million signing bonus and it will now be prorated over the remaining four years of his deal.

What does the Ravens salary-cap picture look like now?

That’s still a little murky. Without factoring in the Jones and Pollard deals, the Ravens salary-cap figure is $3.529, says Wilson.

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