Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Ravens recently created $2.66 million of cap space by converting $1.96 million of S Tony Jefferson‘s salary and taking $1.79 million of K Justin Tucker‘s salary and converting this into signing bonuses.
Jefferson, 25, wound up signing on with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma back in 2013. He returned to the Cardinals on a one-year, $1.671 million restricted tender last April.
The Ravens signed Jefferson to a four-year, $34 million contract that included $19 million guaranteed this offseason and he stands to make base salaries of $3 million and $6 million over the next two years.
In 2017, Jefferson has appeared in two games and recorded 14 tackles, one sack and no interceptions.
Tucker, 27, wound up signing on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Texas back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract before the Ravens elected to use the franchise tag on him last year.
Tucker and the Ravens eventually agreed to a four-year, $16.8 million contract that includes $10.8 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $2.8 million and $2.95 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2017, Tucker has appeared in two games and converted 3 of 4 field goal attempts and all 5 extra point tries.