Ravens converted $1.628 million of C Jeremy Zuttah's 2015 base salary into a signing bonus.
The move creates $1.221 million in cap space for 2015. The Ravens will likely use the extra room to bring in secondary or wide receiver help.
Cardinals OLB Dwight Freeney's one-year deal includes a $1 million sack incentive.
Freeney can earn a $200,000 bonus if he records four sacks, and he will earn $100,000 for each sack after that up to 12. Freeney managed just 3.5 sacks in 16 games for the Chargers last season.
Andrew Luck told reporters he practiced "without limitations" on Monday.
"It feels better every day," Luck said. "It was great to go through practice without limitations, in a sense, and get out there and throw. It was better." No one actually saw Luck throw "without limitations," so we will have to take him at his word. Predicting Luck's ability to play each week has become something of a fool's errand, but he tentatively looks on schedule to suit up Sunday night against the Patriots.
Texans WR Cecil Shorts said he is "way ahead of schedule" in his recovery from a dislocated left shoulder.
"I feel good, I’m coming along," Shorts said. "We’ll see how things go. We’ve got to be smart about it." Shorts has been his normal, inefficient self as a Texan, but Houston desperately needs either he or Nate Washington (hamstring) to get healthy. Shorts looks like the more likely candidate to be ready for Jacksonville this weekend. Keith Mumphery and Jaelen Strong will continue to get snaps as long as Shorts and Washington are sidelined.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said RB Thomas Rawls will still get work when Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) returns.
"Normally, Marshawn comes in and out pretty regularly, so we’ll just pump (Rawls) in there and see how many carries that amounts to," Carroll said. "Usually it’s about eight or 10 carries on a regular game." Rawls does not have the same ability in the passing game as old backup Robert Turbin, and he is also contending with Fred Jackson for touches. Turbin never saw more than 100 touches in any season behind Lynch. Once Lynch returns this week, Rawls will be nothing more than a handcuff.
The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta said Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) "should be back" this week.
Coach Pete Carroll said Lynch is expected to return to practice this week. If he makes it through practice unscathed, he will play. Thomas Rawls should be held as insurance, but for now it is safe to insert Lynch back into fantasy lineups.
Dontrelle Inman failed to catch either of his two targets in the Chargers' Week 5 loss to the Steelers.
Inman played in three-wide sets with Stevie Johnson (hamstring) out, but with Antonio Gates returning from suspension, the Chargers opted to use more two-tight end looks. Inman will need multiple injuries to play a major role.
Ladarius Green caught all five of his targets for 50 yards in the Chargers' Week 5 loss to the Steelers.
Even with Antonio Gates making his season debut, Green played a major offensive role. Gates played primarily on third downs and in the red zone, leaving Green to handle the rest of the work. The Chargers also used a number of two-tight end sets. Green's pass-game numbers are going to take a hit with Gates back, but he should play a prominent role. It's just not going to lead to fantasy success.