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SALARY CAP UPDATE: The impact of the Ravens’ rookie signings

Salary Cap SALARY CAP UPDATE: The impact of the Ravens’ rookie signings

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The Ravens are the first NFL team to sign all of their draft picks prior to today’s opening of rookie camp – and that’s something that is a bit out of the norm for the club. None of the picks is a first round selection and clearly that helps. There’s usually not as much haggling with drafted players beyond the first round.

More than likely there was a greater sense of urgency with signing their first pick, Courtney Upshaw. Getting the former Crimson Tide linebacker in camp and taking as many reps as possible is critical to accelerating his developmental curve. They will need him to help lessen the blow of the Terrell Suggs Achilles injury.

Note: As more information becomes available we’ll drill down more on the details of these charts

2nd ROUND PICK – COURTNEY UPSHAW

Status:  SIGNED – 4-year deal worth $5.296M, with a bonus of $2.292M.

Upshaw’s Salary Cap charges will be as follows:

Year

Signing
Bonus

Base
Salary

Cap
Charge

2012

2,292,000

2013

2014

2015

2nd ROUND PICK – KELECHI OSEMELE:

Status:  SIGNED – 4-year deal worth $3,345,870, with a bonus of $873,360.

Osemele’s Salary Cap charges will be as follows:

Year

Signing
Bonus

Base
Salary

Cap
Charge

2012

873,360

390,000

608,340

2013

542,085

760.425

2014

694,170

912,510

2014

846,255

1,064,595

3RD ROUND PICK – BERNARD PIERCE

Status:  SIGNED – 4-year deal worth $2,655,944, with a bonus of $555,944.

Pierce’s Salary Cap charges will be as follows:

Year

Signing
Bonus

Base
Salary

Cap
Charge

2012

555,944

390,000

528,986

2013

480,000

618,986

2014

570,000

708,986

2015

660,000

798,986

4th ROUND PICK – GINO GRADKOWSKI:

Status:  SIGNED – Full Contract Terms Not Yet Disclosed.

Gradkowski’s Salary Cap charges will be as follows:

Year

Signing
Bonus

Base
Salary

Cap
Charge

2012

390,000

2013

480,000

2014

570,000

2015

660,000

4th ROUND PICK – CHRISTIAN THOMPSON:

Status:  SIGNED – Full Contract Terms Not Yet Disclosed.

Thompson’s Salary Cap charges will be as follows:

Year

Signing
Bonus

Base
Salary

Cap
Charge

2012

390,000

2013

480,000

2014

570,000

2015

660,000

5th ROUND PICK – ASA JACKSON:

Status:  SIGNED – 4-year deal worth $2,244,560, with a bonus of $144,560.

Jackson’s Salary Cap charges will be as follows:

Year

Signing
Bonus

Base
Salary

Cap
Charge

2012

144,560

390,000

426,140

2013

480,000

516,140

2014

570,000

606,140

2015

660,000

696,140

6th ROUND PICK – TOMMIE STREETER:

Status:  SIGNED – 4-year deal worth $2,194,502, with a bonus of $94,502.

Streeter’s Salary Cap charges will be as follows:

Year

Signing
Bonus

Base
Salary

Cap
Charge

2012

94,502

390,000

413,625

2013

480,000

503,625

2014

570,000

593,625

2015

660,000

683,637

7th ROUND PICK – DeANGELO TYSON:

Status:  SIGNED – 4-year deal worth $2,147,592, with a bonus of $47,592.

Tyson’s Salary Cap charges will be as follows:

Year

Signing
Bonus

Base
Salary

Cap
Charge

2012

47,592

390,000

401,898

2013

480,000

491,898

2014

570,000

581,898

2015

660,000

671,898

 

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Known on Ravens Message Boards as "B-more Ravor", Brian is a life-long Baltimorean and an avid fan of the Ravens and all Baltimore sports.  A PSL holder since 1998, Brian has garnered a reputation as a cap-guru because of his strange (actually warped) desire to wade through the intricacies of the NFL's salary cap and actually make sense of it for those of us who view it as inviting as IRS Tax Code.      Brian, who hails from Catonsville, MD and still resides there, is married and has two children. More from Brian McFarland

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