Ravens 2009 Free Agency Preview

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The Ravens have the following 39 players under contract for 2009:


 

QBs (2):  Joe Flacco, Troy Smith


 

RBs (3):  Willis McGahee, LeRon McClain, Ray Rice


 

WRs (4):  Derrick Mason, Mark Clayton, Marcus Smith, Yamon Figurs


 

TE (1):  Todd Heap


 

OL (8):  Jared Gaither, Willie Anderson, Adam Terry, Oneil Cousins, Ben Grubbs, Chris Chester, Marshall Yanda, David Hale


 

DL (7):  Trevor Pryce, Haloti Ngata, Justin Bannan, Kelly Gregg, Marques Douglas, Dwan Edwards, Lamar Divens


 

LBs (6):   Jarret Johnson, Nick Greisen, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Tavares Gooden, Antwan Barnes, Prescott Burgess


 

CBs (4):  Chris McAlister, Samari Rolle, Frank Walker, Fabian Washington


 

S (3):  Ed Reed, Tom Zbikowski. Haruki Hakamura


 

LS (1):  Matt Katula


 


 

The following 8 players are Exclusive Rights Free Agents (EFAs):


 

RB – Jalen Parmlee

TE – Scott Kuhn

DT – Kelly Talavou

LB – Edgar Jones

LB – Jameel McClain

LB – Robert McCune

S –   Darren Stone

PK – Steven Hauschka


 

The Ravens can retain the rights to these players by tendering them with a contract of $310K, $385K or $460K depending on the player’s length of service in the league


 


 

The following 9 players are Restricted Free Agents (RFAs):


 


RB – P.J. Daniels (4th)

WR – Demetrius Williams (4th)

WR – Marcus Maxwell (7th)

TE – Quinn Sypniewski (5th)

DT – Brandon McKinney (Undrafted – no compensation)

CB – Derrick Martin (6th)

CB – Evan Oglesby (Undrafted – no compensation)

S –   Dawan Landry (5th)

P –   Sam Koch (6th)


 

These are players whose contracts have expired and who have less than 4 years of accrued service time.  The team must tender the player with an RFA offer.  Once done, another team can sign the RFA to an RFA offer sheet, but the Ravens then have 7 days to match that offer sheet and retain the player under the terms of that offer sheet.  If the Ravens were to choose not to match the offer sheet, then they would receive compensation based on which level of RFA tender was made to the player.


 

There are 4 RFA tenders:


 

High Tender of $2.792M:  Allows the team to receive the other team’s 1st and 3rd round picks

Middle Tender of $2.198M:  allows the team to receive the other team’s 1st round

2nd Round Tender of $1.545M – Allows the team to the other team’s 2nd round pick

Low Tender of $1.01M:  allows the team to receive a draft pick equal to the round in which the player was originally drafted (as noted above after each player’s name). 


 


 

The following 13 players are Unrestricted Free Agents (UFAs) and unless Franchised are allowed to sign with any team once the FA period begins on February 27th:


 

QB – Kyle Boller

QB – Todd Bouman

FB – Lorenzo Neal

WR – Terrence Copper

TE – Daniel Wilcox

OT – Chad Slaughter

OC – Jason Brown

LB – Ray Lewis

LB – Terrell Suggs

LB – Bart Scott

CB – Corey Ivy

S –    Jim Leonhard

PK – Matt Stover


 

The following 12 players finished the season on the Practice Squad or the Practice Squad IR and are free to sign with any team as of the end of the Ravens Season:


 

RB – Matt Lawrence

WR – Justin Harper

WR – Edward Williams

WR – Ernie Wheelwright

TE – Isaac Smolko

TE – Joe Reitz

OT – Tre Stallings

OG – Bryan Johnson

DE – Bryan Mattison

DE – Sean Conover

CB – Anwar Phillips

DT – Soloman Solano


 


 

The following players are under contract for 2009, but may (or may not) be on the bubble to return because of salary, performance or attitude issues:


 


 


 

NAME

Contract

Expires

After

2009

Base

Salary

2009

Cap Number

2009

Cap Savings

From Release

2009

Dead Money

Todd Heap

2011

$3.6M

$6.368M

1.064M

$5.304M

Samari Rolle

2010

$4.1M

6.3M

$4.1M

2.2M

Derrick Mason

2009

$3.0M

4.4M

$3.0M

1.4M

Trevor Pryce

2010

$4.0M

6.25M

$1.75M

$4.5M

Chris McAlister

2010

$8.0M

$10.907M

$8.0M

$2.907M

Kelly Gregg

2012

$3.0M

$3.617M

$1.15M

$2.467M

Willis McGahee

2013

$620K

$3.12M

($8.13M)

$11.25M

Willie Anderson

2010

$3.5M

$4.057M

$2.944M

$1.113M

Frank Walker

2009

$1.6M

$2.225M

$1.6M

$625K

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