Yanda restructures $32 million deal, helps Ravens add two players


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Just one year after right guard Marshal Yanda signed a five-year, $32 million contract ($3.8 million signing bonus) to remain with the Baltimore Ravens, the team and Yanda restructured his deal, according to Aaron Wilson of The Carroll County Times.

Yanda, 27, will have his salary-cap figure reduced for this season by $2.8 million, according to Wilson.

With Yanda’s willingness to reduce his cap figure, the Ravens were able to sign wide receiver and kick returner, Jacoby Jones, to a two-year, $7 million deal and nose tackle, Ryan McBean, to a one-year, $1.21 million deal.

The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Yanda is considered by many to be the Ravens’ best offensive lineman. Originally, Yanda was due a cap figure of $6.5 million for this season, but now it’s down to $3.65 million, according to Wilson.

Yanda’s base salary also dipped from $4.5 million to $700,000, but he won’t be losing any money.

While the Ravens may be saving some money short-term, Yanda’s remaining base salaries over the next three seasons are as follow, according to Wilson: 2013 ($4.5 million), 2014 ($5.5 million) and 2015 ($5.5 million).

Additionally, Yanda’s salary-cap figures over the next three years will increase: 2013 ($7.45 million), 2014 ($8.45 million) and 2015 ($8.45 million).