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Old 03-04-2013, 07:27 AM   #80
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Originally Posted by Beantown Bronco View Post
Pretty amazing mathematical gymnastics they must've gone through there. $20 mil a year on average and only counts $6.8 in the first year.....unreal. That contract isn't going to be so much fun when he's counting $30 mil against the cap next year or the year after.
They'll just re-write the deal when the big cap-numbers come due:

Originally Posted by Peter King
The cap numbers in the first two years of the deal are approximately $6.8 million and $14.8 million, which should allow the Ravens to keep a player or two they really want to keep, such as wideout Anquan Boldin and left tackle Bryant McKinnie. I think defensive end Paul Kruger, a free agent, will get big money somewhere and won't return. I think it's looking more and more likely that the free-agent inside linebacker the team would like to keep, Dannell Ellerbe, will get a bigger offer elsewhere than the Ravens would be willing to pay. If so, he'll likely leave too.

Baltimore will likely have to re-do the six-year Flacco contract after year three. Approximate cap number in year four: $29 million. With the cap estimated roughly to be about $130 million in that season, 2016, it's highly unlikely the Ravens would devote 22 percent of their cap to the quarterback.
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