Pryce pays price to help secure roster spot

Salary Cap Pryce pays price to help secure roster spot

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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. 


Despite the reduced playing time in 2009, Pryce thrived in the role of a situational pass rusher and still led the team with 6.5 sacks.  It is a role that Pryce is expected to again fill in 2010 and it is likely that the reduction in his base salary is offset with incentives that would allow Pryce to recoup part if not all, of the $2.5M that he has given up if he meets certain statistical milestones.
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Brian McFarland

About Brian McFarland

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.

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