Inside the huddle: Lewis can bail out Ravens

Updated: June 6, 2000, 12:37 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN SportsCenter

Now that Ray Lewis has escaped his five-month ordeal on a murder rap, he can get around to helping the Baltimore Ravens with their salary cap.

The Ravens would like to restructure Lewis' contract that calls for a $4.75 million base salary this year. But while Lewis was on trial, they were uncomfortable giving a signing bonus, which is necessary to lower the cap number.

The Ravens need space in part because of their predicament with all-Pro tackle Jonathon Ogden, who can be ...

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