Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told season ticket holders during a conference call on Wednesday that they are currently working on a contract extension for Pro Bowl G Marshal Yanda.
- Bisciotti also mentioned that they would like to extend the contracts of CB Jimmy Smith and K Justin Tucker as well, per Aaron Wilson.
There has been talk for a few months now that Yanda could end up signing an extension at some point before the start of the 2015 season that would allow him to finish his career as a member of the Ravens.
With the Ravens in a tough salary cap position, and few easy options to free up cap space, addressing Yanda’s contract and in turn reducing his cap figure seems like a win-win for Baltimore.
Yanda, 30, still has one year remaining on his five-year, $32.5 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $5.5 million for the 2015 season, which is very reasonable given how good he’s been in recent years.
In 2014, Yanda appeared in all 16 games for the Ravens, while playing a total of 1012 snaps. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 1 guard in the league by a huge margin, due in large part to an impressive run-blocking rating.