BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Ravens are facing down the “dead money” barrel.
Right now, the Ravens have the smallest amount of salary-cap room in the NFL and that’s because they are using much of the money on players that are no longer on the team.
An estimated 10 percent of their cap space, almost $16.7 million, is going to players who have been cut before their contracts expired.
In total, there are five players who count more than $2 million in cap dollars and are no longer with Baltimore.
Eugene Monroe – Monroe counts for $4.4 million against this year’s cap after being a post-June 1 cut last off season. He has since retired from the NFL.
Dennis Pitta – Pitta fractured his right hip for the third time in five years this off season and was released. Pitta will count $2.7 million against this year’s cap. He also will account for $2.2 million in “dead money” in 2018 because he was cut after June 1.
Shareece Wright – Wright will cost the team another $2.66 million.
Elvis Dumervil – The linebacker was released back in March and signed with the 49ers this off season. He will cost the team $2.37 million.
Jeremy Zuttah – Costing another $2.2 million was traded to the San Francisco 49ers.
Baltimore has ranked in the top 10 only twice in the previous five years.