Midway through the 2009 season, DE Trevor Pryce was removed from the starting line-up and saw his playing time cut. Now, it appears that Pryce’s salary has been cut too.
NFLPA records indicate that the Ravens and Pryce have recently agreed to a reduction in Pryce’s scheduled base salary of $4.5M. Pryce is now slated to make only $2M in base salary for 2010. It is likely that Pryce agreed to the reduced salary in order to remain with the team.
Had there been a Salary Cap in 2010, Pryce most certainly would have been released in early March. However, without a Salary Cap, Pryce, who will turn 35 in August, was able to remain with the club, but his sizeable base salary still made his roster spot vulnerable. Now, it appears that Pryce will remain with the club at a more favorable salary for the role that he is expected to fill.