OWINGS MILLS — Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain’s three-year, $10.5 million contract includes a $3.6 million signing bonus.
The deal has base salaries of $700,000 this year, $3 million in 2013 and $3.2 million in 2014.
McClain counts $1.9 million against the salary cap this year, $4.2 million in 2013 and $4.4 million in 2014.
McClain will become an unrestricted free agent again when he’s 29 years old.
He recorded 84 tackles, one sack and an interception.
Pro Bowl special-teams ace and nickel back Corey Graham’s two-year contract is worth $3.7 million and includes a $1.2 million signing bonus.
If a minimum playing time escalator clause is triggered, then Graham can average over $2 million per year.
Three-time Pro Bowl special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo’s three-year contract is worth a total of $3.21 million.
It included a $400,000 signing bonus and base salaries of $925,000, $940,000 and $955,000.
Safety Sean Considine’s one-year deal is worth $890,000 and includes a $65,000 signing bonus. Under the minimum salary benefit, the contract includes a salary-cap value of $605,000.
The Ravens were $4.664 million under the salary-cap limit prior to these recent contracts, including a $1.625 million cap figure for center Matt Birk, and are now down to $1.701 million in cap space with 46 players under contract.
That doesn’t include $1.5 million the Ravens can borrow against future years.
The Ravens could create more salary-cap breathing room by signing players to long-term contract extensions, including quarterback Joe Flacco, running back Ray Rice and cornerbacks Lardarius Webb and Cary Williams.