Ravens gain cap room by restructuring Marlon Humphrey’s deal


With so many injuries at key spots, the Ravens will likely need some cap space in the near future.

They got a little relief from one of their key defenders.

According to Field Yates of ESPN, Baltimore converted $2.254 million of cornerback Marlon Humphrey‘s base salary into a signing bonus. That created about $1.8 million in cap space.

Humphrey signed a five-year, $98.75 million contract extension last October. He was scheduled to make $3.224 million in base salary this season.

Though Humphrey may have unknowingly dropped an interception in Monday night’s game — and got burned by Zay Jones on the last play — the cornerback has been a key piece of Baltimore’s defense since the team drafted him with the 16th overall pick in 2017. Humphrey led the league with eight forced fumbles last year, while also recording an interception, 11 passes defensed, and 2.5 sacks.

6 responses to “Ravens gain cap room by restructuring Marlon Humphrey’s deal

  1. Wait til they sign Lamar to $35-40mm/ year deal and then can’t pay anyone else. This team is in trouble. Humphries looked great on that final play last night too.

  2. In my best John Facenda voice:

    There are 32 teams in the NFL in cap hell……then there are the New England Patriots.


  3. I threw in the Calgary Stampeders for good measure. I figure every team in the CFL is in cap hell too.

  4. This kind of restructuring shouldn’t be allowed by the NFL. It’s a loophole that is being exploited. If I was a filthy rich owner, I would just convert everyone’s salary to a signing bonus and bring in every top free agent.

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