The Baltimore Ravens have had themselves a solid start to the NFL free agency period, retaining star defensive tackle Brandon Williams while adding running back Danny Woodhead and safety Tony Jefferson to the mix.
Still not in the best of cap situations as the offseason moves along, Baltimore has decided to release long-time starting cornerback Lardarius Webb to help make room for moves down the road.
The #Ravens are releasing Lardarius Webb, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2017
Webb, 31, started 16 games for the Ravens this past season. He recorded 73 tackles, five passes defended and an interception during that span.
In the twilight of his career, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Webb attempt to latch on with another team as a safety. He played that position to an extent this past season and seems to have the traits to succeed. We’ve seen this from multiple veteran cornerbacks in the past. It could work for Webb.
The veteran recorded 443 tackles, 89 passes defended and 13 interceptions during his eight-year career with Baltimore.
By releasing Webb, the Ravens save $5.5 million against the cap.