The Baltimore Ravens will be severely handicapped this offseason when it comes to re-signing their free agents after signing Joe Flacco to a massive deal, and the team doesn’t expect to re-sign free agent linebacker Paul Kruger. He finished the season with 13 and a half sacks (including four in the playoffs) and showed that he can be a premier pass rusher in the NFL at just 26 years-old.
With Ray Lewis retiring and Ed Reed near the end of the road, how could the Ravens let one of their best defensive players walk? If Yahoo Sports’ Jason Cole’s report is accurate, it’s easy to see why that’s the case:
I didn’t believe this couple of weeks ago, but do now: LB/DE Paul Kruger looks like he’s going to blow past $9m per, could get over $10m per
— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) March 2, 2013
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison’s agent confirms the sides are exploring ways to reduce Harrison’s $10.035 million cap number for 2013.