By Matthew Stevens
The Baltimore Ravens are eyeing up free agency and the draft. With some glaring holes, they’ll likely want to be aggressive in free agency to grab some immediate impact players. Yet, they don’t have the salary cap space to manage it.
At an estimated $10.3 million in available cap space for 2018, according to Over the Cap, the Ravens are among the poorest teams in the league right now. In order to retain center Ryan Jensen, potentially add a top wide receiver and some help elsewhere, Baltimore will need to create cap room.
Through a strategy of roster cuts and restructures, the Ravens can add $20 million to their cap total almost immediately if they choose to.
The first move is making the obvious cuts. These are player that are already expected to be cut, which makes up the bulk of the $20 million we’re creating.
When I did this on Over the Cap, it added $13 million in cap space thanks to a recalculating of the top 51 players on the roster, who make up the actual cap number.
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