Trevor Pryce takes $2.5 million paycut

OWINGS MILLS —Baltimore Ravens veteran defensive end Trevor Pryce has accepted a $2.5 million paycut. According to NFL Players Association records, Pryce is now due a $2 million base salary in 2010.

Pryce was originally scheduled to make $4.5 million during the final year of a five-year, $25 million contract that included $10 million in guaranteed money.

The four-time Pro Bowl defensive end was replaced in the starting lineup last season by Dwan Edwards and ranked first on the team with 6 1/2 sacks.

Although Edwards is now with the Buffalo Bills, Pryce isn't expected to regain his starting job since the team signed Cory Redding to a two-year, $6 million contract and installed him as the starting left defensive end.

Pryce is likely to remain in an important third-down role.

Pryce turns 35 in August and has recorded 90 career sacks, including 26 sacks since joining the Ravens.

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