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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | February 22, 2008
The Ravens have restructured the contract of offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden, which is expected to give the team enough salary cap room to keep the franchise tag on linebacker Terrell Suggs and re-sign their restricted free agents. Ogden's salary has been reduced from $7.5 million to $2.5 million, which creates $5 million in cap space, according to players union records. It's likely the $5 million has been converted into bonuses Ogden would receive if he attends offseason camps and training camp.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
Fullback Vonta Leach and weak-side linebacker Jameel McClain were two well-respected Ravens, admired by teammates for their effort on the field and their leadership in the locker room. However, their salaries far exceeded their roles, which diminished in past seasons, prompting the Ravens to terminate the contracts of both players on Thursday in moves that give the team more salary cap flexibility before free agency officially starts on March 11. “I understand it,” Leach said.
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By Kent Somers, The Arizona Republic | October 26, 2011
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tight end Todd Heap spent his first 10 NFL seasons with the Ravens, so he has looked forward to returning to Baltimore this weekend since signing with the Cardinals last summer. The trip would be even better if Heap can play, something he hasn't done since suffering a hamstring injury three weeks ago. “I'm taking it day to day right now,” he said. “I'm hoping I'll be ready.” Heap was surprised when the Ravens released him in July. The Ravens needed the cap space ($4.6.million)
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2012
Free agency began four weeks ago today (though after waiting days and days and days for the Ravens to make moves, it feels like it started four months ago). The Ravens lost three starters during the first week of free agency and a few reserves. But they locked down a pair of promising, young defenders in cornerback Lardarius Webb and linebacker Jameel McClain. That's how the Ravens make a splash. The Ravens don't have much salary cap space, but they say they aren't done signing players.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | February 23, 2012
There has been plenty of speculation that the Ravens could be interested in Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace, who will be an unrestricted free agent if the Steelers don't put the franchise tag on him by March 5. The Steelers are reportedly leaning toward placing a first-round restricted tender on Wallace, which means that another team -- willing to give up their first-round pick as compensation and with the right amount of cap space...
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | February 15, 2007
A week before the NFL deadline, the Ravens remain undecided whether to use the franchise tag to keep All-Pro linebacker Adalius Thomas. The bigger question, however, is whether they have enough salary cap room to do so. By using the tag for 2007, the Ravens can keep Thomas from becoming a free agent by paying him $7.2 million, which is the average of the five highest-paid linebackers in the league. But it has been estimated that the Ravens have less than $3 million in cap space. Asked whether the Ravens have to make cap room to use the tag, general manager Ozzie Newsome said yesterday: "We have not made a decision yet."
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By Matt Vensel | April 5, 2012
Will he or won't he? What's a Ravens offseason without some drama surrounding Ed Reed's future? Hours after general manager Ozzie Newsome reiterated that the team expects Reed to be its starting free safety in 2012, the enigmatic future Hall of Famer said in a Wednesday night interview on 105.7 The Fan that he feels disrespected by the Ravens -- enough to make him question playing this season. “I plan on playing. Everybody in the world knows that plans tend to change,” said Reed, who is in the final year of his contract.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | March 12, 2012
This is probably pretty obvious, but it's important enough to mention that the next 32 hours will be huge in the Ravens' quest to retain Pro Bowl left guard Ben Grubbs . The Ravens have made what both sides have acknowledged was a substantial offer to Grubbs to convince him to eschew free agency and remain in Baltimore. All indications are that there isn't much leeway to expand on the offer. Free agents aren't allowed to negotiate with other teams until 4 p.m. tomorrow, but you can bet that Grubbs' representative, Pat Dye , has already gotten a good idea about what teams are interested in his client and what they're willing to pay. If Grubbs goes to free agency, that is a good indication that there will be another offer out there that surpasses the Ravens' bid. And I wouldn't be totally surprised if the Ravens then pull their offer and move on from Grubbs.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2002
Today, the Ravens will learn whether quarterback Elvis Grbac will remain a part of their future. Yesterday, they had to say goodbye to another vital piece of their Super Bowl past. Completing the final step to remain under the league's $71.1 million salary cap by today, the Ravens terminated the contract of Sam Adams, saving $6.041 million of cap space. The two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle was cut before receiving a roster bonus today and became the eighth starter from last year's second-ranked NFL defense to be put onto the free-agent market.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2012
Free agency began four weeks ago today (though after waiting days and days and days for the Ravens to make moves, it feels like it started four months ago). The Ravens lost three starters during the first week of free agency and a few reserves. But they locked down a pair of promising, young defenders in cornerback Lardarius Webb and linebacker Jameel McClain. That's how the Ravens make a splash. The Ravens don't have much salary cap space, but they say they aren't done signing players.
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By Matt Vensel | April 5, 2012
Will he or won't he? What's a Ravens offseason without some drama surrounding Ed Reed's future? Hours after general manager Ozzie Newsome reiterated that the team expects Reed to be its starting free safety in 2012, the enigmatic future Hall of Famer said in a Wednesday night interview on 105.7 The Fan that he feels disrespected by the Ravens -- enough to make him question playing this season. “I plan on playing. Everybody in the world knows that plans tend to change,” said Reed, who is in the final year of his contract.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | March 12, 2012
This is probably pretty obvious, but it's important enough to mention that the next 32 hours will be huge in the Ravens' quest to retain Pro Bowl left guard Ben Grubbs . The Ravens have made what both sides have acknowledged was a substantial offer to Grubbs to convince him to eschew free agency and remain in Baltimore. All indications are that there isn't much leeway to expand on the offer. Free agents aren't allowed to negotiate with other teams until 4 p.m. tomorrow, but you can bet that Grubbs' representative, Pat Dye , has already gotten a good idea about what teams are interested in his client and what they're willing to pay. If Grubbs goes to free agency, that is a good indication that there will be another offer out there that surpasses the Ravens' bid. And I wouldn't be totally surprised if the Ravens then pull their offer and move on from Grubbs.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | February 23, 2012
There has been plenty of speculation that the Ravens could be interested in Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace, who will be an unrestricted free agent if the Steelers don't put the franchise tag on him by March 5. The Steelers are reportedly leaning toward placing a first-round restricted tender on Wallace, which means that another team -- willing to give up their first-round pick as compensation and with the right amount of cap space...
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By Kent Somers, The Arizona Republic | October 26, 2011
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tight end Todd Heap spent his first 10 NFL seasons with the Ravens, so he has looked forward to returning to Baltimore this weekend since signing with the Cardinals last summer. The trip would be even better if Heap can play, something he hasn't done since suffering a hamstring injury three weeks ago. “I'm taking it day to day right now,” he said. “I'm hoping I'll be ready.” Heap was surprised when the Ravens released him in July. The Ravens needed the cap space ($4.6.million)
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,jamison.hensley@baltsun.com | February 17, 2009
The Ravens cut Chris McAlister yesterday, a move that was expected by everyone except the former Pro Bowl cornerback. McAlister, 31, said he sat down with coach John Harbaugh for 15 minutes yesterday, talking about coming back to the team and the offseason conditioning program. Then, McAlister said, he walked across the hall to meet with general manager Ozzie Newsome, who told him that he was getting released. "This is a blind shot to me," McAlister told local radio station 105.7 FM, which airs a show featuring the cornerback.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Reporter | July 7, 2008
Danielle Davis used to be able to find a free-all-day parking space on Calvert Street early each weekday morning before catching her MARC train for her commute to Washington. But since last month, when the city Parking Authority abruptly restricted parking to two hours at a time, the 25-year-old worker for a federal government contractor has had to shell out $7 to $12 for a parking space or settle for a space farther away, where she doesn't feel safe walking at night. The city made the change about June 23 at the behest of the developers of the National Railway Express Building.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | February 20, 2004
When the NBA's version of Christmas Day, namely the league's trading deadline, came and went yesterday, the Detroit Pistons found their stocking stuffed with a rather significant gift, namely All-Star forward Rasheed Wallace, while the New York Knicks got a lump of coal. The two-time defending Central Division champion Pistons, who have spent most of this season looking up at the Indiana Pacers, obtained the troubled but gifted Wallace from the Atlanta Hawks in a three-team deal that was the biggest of deadline day. "It gives us a real shot to compete at the highest level in the NBA right now," said Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | August 20, 2002
The Ravens' surprising loss of Sam Adams won't be any free agent's immediate gain. After learning of Adams' signing with the Oakland Raiders yesterday, the Ravens indicated they would not splurge away their remaining cap room on a thin free-agent market. Ravens officials have had discussions about re-signing fullback Sam Gash and have continued talks with receiver Antonio Freeman, but both would be brought in as only backups. "We're prepared to go to battle with what we've got," Ravens coach Brian Billick said.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | February 22, 2008
The Ravens have restructured the contract of offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden, which is expected to give the team enough salary cap room to keep the franchise tag on linebacker Terrell Suggs and re-sign their restricted free agents. Ogden's salary has been reduced from $7.5 million to $2.5 million, which creates $5 million in cap space, according to players union records. It's likely the $5 million has been converted into bonuses Ogden would receive if he attends offseason camps and training camp.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | February 15, 2007
A week before the NFL deadline, the Ravens remain undecided whether to use the franchise tag to keep All-Pro linebacker Adalius Thomas. The bigger question, however, is whether they have enough salary cap room to do so. By using the tag for 2007, the Ravens can keep Thomas from becoming a free agent by paying him $7.2 million, which is the average of the five highest-paid linebackers in the league. But it has been estimated that the Ravens have less than $3 million in cap space. Asked whether the Ravens have to make cap room to use the tag, general manager Ozzie Newsome said yesterday: "We have not made a decision yet."
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