As new league year approaches in March, the salary cap figures of three Ravens players could reportedly be too high for the team’s liking.
According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, the club “would like to keep” punter Sam Koch, fullback Vonta Leach and inside linebacker Jameel McClain but could find doing so “extremely difficult at their current costs,” the newspaper’s Ravens beat writer wrote.
According the Sun, McClain is slated to have a salary cap figure of $4.4 million in 2014, with Koch at $2.8 million and Leach at $2.3 million.
McClain notched 52 tackles in 10 games (all starts) in 2013. He will be 29 in July. Leach, who will be 33 in November, is the Ravens’ primary blocking back. Koch posted a 38.9-yard net average this season. He will be 32 next season.
All three players would seem likely to be NFL contributors in 2014. However, per the Sun report, there might have to be some adjustments for that to occur in Baltimore.