Injured Ravens starting weak-side linebacker Jameel McClain has accepted a $1.5 million pay cut reducing his base salary for this season from an originally scheduled $3 million to $1.5 million. The pay cut was negotiated Wednesday and processed today.

McClain's salary-cap figure dropped from $4.2 million to $2.7 million and the Ravens now have $5.529 million available under the NFL salary cap limit of $123 million following the changes to his contract and a pair of $1.005 million deals for tight end Dallas Clark and wide receiver Brandon Stokley.

The reason for the cut in pay stems from his potential unavailability for this season due to a spinal cord contusion suffered last December against the Washington Redskins. The Ravens haven't cleared McClain to play medically because a small sign of the bruise is still evident on recent X-rays placing him on the physically unable to perform list.