Ravens will release wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, open up $5 million in salary cap space


The signing of Jeremy Maclin by the Ravens last June after an aggressive recruiting pitch was greeted with much fanfare. The expectation was that the former Pro Bowl receiver would develop into a reliable target for Joe Flacco and become the latest veteran pass catcher to succeed in Baltimore after another team had given up on him.

However, nine months after signing Maclin to a two-year, $11 million deal, the Ravens will release the 29-year-old after a disappointing 2017 season. Maclin caught just 40 passes for 440 yards and three touchdowns, struggled to stay healthy and never appeared to be on the same page with Flacco.

Releasing Maclin opens up $5 million of salary cap space the Ravens will need in rebuilding their receiving corps. With Maclin gone and Mike Wallace and Michael Campanaro heading toward free agency, the only receivers on the Ravens roster are Breshad Perriman, Chris Moore, Quincy Adeboyejo, Tim White, DeVier Posey.

Adeboyejo and White have yet to catch a pass in an NFL regular-season game and Posey, who was recently playing in the Canadian Football League, hasn’t had a reception in the NFL since 2014.

Source : http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bs-sp-ravens-release-jeremy-maclin-0313-story.html


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