Ravens announce roster moves, explain decision to cut Cundiff
Billy Cundiff has company for his misery.
The eight-year veteran wasn’t the only guy cut on Sunday by the Ravens. The team has announced the decision to party ways with Cundiff, along with several other roster moves.
Gone are tight end Davon Drew, receiver Devin Goda, offensive lineman Addison Lawrence, cornerback Jordan Maybin, center Cecil Newton (brother of Cam), long snapper Patrick Scales, quarterback Chester Stewart, and receiver Patrick Williams.
Drew was a fifth-round pick in 2009. The rest were street free agents.
“Billy had a great camp, the best he has had with us,” coach John Harbaugh said. “He showed, like he always has, a toughness and an ability to come back and be a top-flight NFL kicker. These decisions are never easy, and this one was difficult for all of us -- Ozzie [Newsome], Jerry [Rosburg] and me. Of course, that says something about Justin [Tucker], the way he has kicked and our belief in him. But, that does not say something less about Billy. Billy was ready in every way to be our kicker. He’ll kick in the NFL. He’s a very good kicker and an even better person.”
Cundiff missed a field goal that would have forced overtime in the AFC title game. Cutting the veteran and going with Tucker creates $1.2 million in cap space. For both reasons, it made sense to have a fresh start.