The Ravens have begun creating necessary cap space by releasing several impending free agents.
The team announced Monday they would be letting safety Lardarius Webb go after nine seasons with the team. The 32-year old finished 2017 with 39 combined tackles, one forced fumble and two interceptions.
Webb played in all 16 games for the Ravens last season, only starting in one. Releasing Webb freed up $1.75 million of cap space. Over nine seasons, Webb had 467 combined tackles, five sacks, three forced fumbles, 15 interceptions and one touchdown. Webb took to his twitter to thank Ravens fans.
Thank you Baltimore it’s been a great run. #StillChasinGreatness— Lardarius Webb (@LWebb21) March 12, 2018
On Tuesday, the team announced they would be releasing running back Danny Woodhead after just one season.
Woodhead missed eight games in 2017 after going down on the first drive of their season opener with a hamstring injury.
He finished the season with 14 carries for 56 yards and 33 catches for 200 yards. The Ravens have enough depth at running back in Alex Collins, Buck Allen, Kenneth Dixon and free agent Terrance West that releasing the 33-year old was needed to create cap space. Per Over the Cap, the team freed up $1.8 million.
Thanks to the Ravens organization for the last year! Can’t wait for my next stop! God is so good! #jer29:11— danny woodhead (@danny__woodhead) March 13, 2018
Also on Tuesday, the Ravens declined offensive tackle Austin Howard's option for the 2018 season. In doing so, they freed up $3 million worth of cap space.
Declining Howard's option shouldn't have come as a surprise after the team re-signed left guard James Hurst to a four-year, $17.5 million contract on Monday.
The Ravens will now have a new starting right tackle for the third straight year.
The #Ravens are not picking up the option for RT Austin Howard, source said. A right tackle who started 16 games is on the market at a very thin position.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018