Ravens Not Picking Up Austin Howard's Option

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He started at left guard in 15 games and at left tackle on November 19 against Green Bay, subbing for the injured Ronnie Stanley.

Injuries limited the veteran running back in 2017-18, allowing him to appear in only eight regular-season games and total 14 carries for 56 yards, adding 33 receptions for 200 yards. "James is a reliable, tough and versatile player who has played a lot of football for us".

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Per Spotrac, cutting him will save the Ravens $1.8 million. "He has started at both tackle and guard, and all he has been is productive and someone who has made us better". He would have become an unrestricted free agent without the new deal. That's when he aggravated a hamstring injury and was eventually placed on injured reserve. Howard, 30, gutted it out to start every game for the Ravens last season while battling a knee injury.

With Tavon Young expected to be recovered from a torn ACL, and with safety Chuck Clark returning after making significant strides late in his rookie season to back up Eric Weddle and Tony Jefferson, there isn't much room for Webb, the fifth-longest tenured member of the team not counting a one-month separation last spring. Baltimore had $6.1 million in cap space before parting ways with Woodhead and Howard, according to ESPN. Webb finished the year with two interceptions and a forced fumble for a unit that led the National Football League in interceptions and total takeaways. In 2017, he intercepted a pass in both of Baltimore's first two games of the season, but saw his role on the defense reduced significantly as the season progressed. It marks the second-consecutive offseason that Baltimore has cut Webb. The Ravens freed up $3 million of cap space in a move that was anticipated after Baltimore re-signed James Hurst to a four-year, $17.5 million contract on Monday.

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