The Baltimore Ravens will face several difficult salary cap decisions this offseason, and it could result in the parting of ways with wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Jacoby Jones and linebacker Paul Kruger, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Entering the offseason, the Ravens project to be $5 million over the salary cap. That would be before resolving the pending Joe Flacco issue. If they fail to reach a long-term agreement with their quarterback and opt to exercise the franchise tag, they would move up to $20 million over the cap.
This could result in the Ravens strongly considering releasing veteran players, including Boldin and Jones. Cutting Boldin and Jones would free up roughly $5.5 and $3.5 million in cap space.
The Ravens could also have a hard time re-signing free agent-to-be Paul Kruger considering their upcoming cap crunch. Even if they reach a long-term agreement with Flacco, it appears there will be some difficult decisions coming in Baltimore this offseason.